George E. Palade Biography

Biologist, Scientist (1912–2008)
Biologist George Emil Palade studied cell structure and discovered ribosomes. He won a 1974 Nobel Prize for his research.


George Emil Palade was born on November 19, 1912, in Jassy, Romania. After World War II, he immigrated to the United States. Palade worked at the Rockefeller Institute in New York, where he studied cell structures and discovered ribosomes. In 1974, he received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his research. He taught at Yale and the University of California before retiring in 2001. He died on October 7, 2008, in Del Mar, California.

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