– gertrude b elion american pharmacologist and biochemist, gertrude b elion is famous for her scientific discovery of drugs to treat leukemia and herpes and drugs to prevent the rejection of kidney transplants. Gertrude belle elion next elion, gertrude belle (1918-1999) was an american biochemist who won the nobel prize in physiology or medicine in 1988 for the development of the antiviral drug acyclovir for the treatment of cancer. Gertrude b elion 1918–1999 a biographical memoir by mary ellen avery biographical memoirs, volume 78 published 2000 by the national academy press washington, dc 17 i n the spring of 1933 gertrude elion graduated from high school and that summer she had to select a major subject before she could begin her freshman year at hunter college.
Gertrude belle elion (january 23, 1918 – february 21, 1999) was an american biochemist and pharmacologist, and a 1988 recipient of the nobel prize in physiology or medicine working alone as well as with george h hitchings, elion developed a multitude of new drugs, using innovative research methods that would later lead to the development of the aids drug azt. Pioneer pharmacologist who was awarded the 1988 nobel prize in physiology and medicine for developing new drugs leukemia, gout, and malaria among others she became the first woman to be inducted into the national inventors hall of fame in 1991 her methods would be used to play a key role in the. Gertrude b elion scientist gertrude belle elion was an american biochemist and pharmacologist, who shared the 1988 nobel prize in physiology or medicine with george h hitchings and sir james black. Elion is also one of the few women recipients of the american chemical society’s prestigious garvan medal, awarded in 1968 sources rayner-canham, marelene and geoffrey rayner.
Gertrude b elion, ms the following biography appears on the academy of achievement web site (see also her autobiography at nobelorg): gertrude elion was born in new york city she entered hunter college at the age of 15 and graduated summa cum laude with a bs in chemistry in 1937, when she was only 19. Fact 1 gertrude elion was born in new york city on january 23, 1918 fact 2 in 1937, she completed her graduation from hunter college with a ba degree in chemistry fact 3 gertrude elion completed her ms in chemistry from new york university in 1941 fact 4 she occupied the position of the head of the company’s department of experimental therapy and officially retired in 1983. Gertrude b elion, 1918-1999chapel hill -- it is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of dr gertrude belle elion, scientist emeritus with glaxo wellcome inc, and winner of the 1988 nobel prize for physiology or medicine. Gertrude b elion, a pioneer in drug research who shared a nobel prize in physiology or medicine in 1988, died on sunday in chapel hill, nc, where she lived she was 81 ms elion developed. Gertrude b elion gertrude belle elion (23 tháng 1 năm 1918 – 21 tháng 2 năm 1999) là một nhà hóa sinh và nhà dược học người mỹ bà đã đoạt giải nobel sinh lý và y khoa năm 1988.
The american biochemist gertrude b elion (born 1918) won a nobel prize for her scientific discovery of drugs to treat leukemia and herpes and to prevent the rejection of kidney transplants born in new york city in 1918, gertrude elion graduated from hunter college with a ba degree in chemistry. Scientist emeritus, glaxo wellcome inc inducted in 1998 a recipient of the 1998 nobel prize for physiology or medicine, dr gertrude b elion was scientist emeritus with glaxo wellcome inc, in research triangle park, nc. Why famous: gertrude b elion was the daughter of immigrants and struggled to find work as a female scientist early in her career from 1944 she worked at the burroughs wellcome laboratories developing new drugs alongside george h hitchings they used innovative new research techniques, comparing. Gertrude b elion was a pioneer in drug research who won the nobel prize for medicine in 1988 a leading american chemist and pharmacologist, she changed the face of medicine and was the holder of 45 patents. Gertrude belle elion (january 23, 1918 – february 21, 1999) was an american biochemist and pharmacologistin 1988, she received the nobel prize in physiology or medicine along with sir james black, a british coworker.
Gertrude belle elion died on february 21, 1999 at the age of 81 but the scope and significance of elion's achievements cannot be overstated and will be remembered all around the world for gertrude elion's nobel site autobiography (1988), see:. Gertrude elion, biochemist distillations magazine with the curiosity of a scientist and the personal motivation of having lost family members to cancer and bacterial infection, elion fulfilled a vital role in the fight against disease. Gertrude elion's accomplishments over the course of her long career as a chemist were tremendous among the many drugs she developed were the first chemotherapy for childhood leukemia, the immunosuppressant that made organ transplantation possible, the first effective anti-viral medication, and treatments for lupus, hepatitis, arthritis, gout, and other diseases. Gertrude b elion was an american biochemist and pharmacologist, who, along with george h hitchings and sir james black, won the 1988 nobel prize in physiology or medicine.
Gertrude b elion was born under the sign of the snake, element fire chinese astrology is brought to us as a legacy of age-old wisdom and invites us to develop an awareness of our inner potential it is believed that the wise man is not subjected to stellar influences. Today, 23 january, marks the birthday of gertrude b elion, a chemist who jointly won the nobel prize in physiology or medicine for her work on drug treatments and the discovery of several drugs used to treat a variety of diseases. The gertrude b elion mentored medical student research award is the first initiative developed within the elion fund the gertrude b elion mentored medical student research award will provide an annual award to one student in the amount of $10,000.