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The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1980

For their discoveries concerning genetically determined structures on the cell surface that regulate immunological reactions
Name - Baruj Benacerraf
Date of birth - 29 October 1920 /td>
Institutions - Harvard Medical School Boston, MA, USA
Country - USA

Description - Baruj Benacerraf is a Venezuelan immunologist, who shared the 1980 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the "discovery of the major histocompatibility complex genes which encode cell surface molecules important for the immune system's distinction between self and non-self".


Name - Jean Dausset
Date of birth - 19 October 1916
Institutions - Harvard Medical School Boston, MA, USA
Country - USA

Description - Jean-Baptiste-Gabriel-Joachim Dausset was a French immunologist born in Toulouse, France. He married Rose Mayoral in 1963, with whom he had two children, Henri and Irčne.


Name - George D. Snell
Date of birth - December 19, 1903
Institutions - Jackson Laboratory Bar Harbor, ME, USA
Country - USA

Description - George Davis Snell was an American mouse geneticist and basic transplant immunologist.