Baruch Samuel Blumberg who lived between (1925 – 2011) was an American physician, geneticist, and he won a Nobel Prize in 1976 for his research into the origins and spread of infectious viral diseases, particularly hepatitis B virus, while an investigator at the NIH.He was President of the American Philosophical Society from 2005 until his death.
Early Life and his Research Career
Born in 1925, Dr. Baruch Blumberg received his M.D. from Columbia University, then his Ph.D. from Oxford. In the 1960s, he examined blood samples from a variety of populations to see how they differ in susceptibility to disease. During this study, he discovered an antigen that enabled both a screener and a vaccine for hepatitis B. Blumberg was awarded a Nobel Prize for this work in 1976.
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Gairdner Foundation International Award
John Scott Legacy Medal and Premium