Gerald Edelman Biography

Neurologist, Biologist, Scientist, Immunologist, Doctor (1929–)
The work of Nobel Prize-winning scientist Gerald Edelman contributed greatly to the fields of both immunology and neuroscience.


Born in New York City in 1929, scientist Gerald Edelman won a Nobel Prize in 1969 for developing the first precise model of an antibody molecule. Later in his career he moved away from immunology and into neuroscience, where his work led to the general theory of brain development.

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