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Ralph Steinman, 1983. Photo by Ingbert Grüttner

Steinman, Ralph M. (1943-2011) was a Canadian physician and medical researcher who in 1973 discovered and named dendritic cells while working as a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Zanvil A. Cohn. His work contributed to advances in the understanding and treatment of infections, autoimmune diseases, cancer, and graft rejection.

Steinman was one of the recipients of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

See also Discovering Dendritic Cells, Sentinels of the Immune System, and Harnessing Their Potential to Prevent and Treat Disease, Pioneering a New Approach to Vaccines: Targeting Dendritic Cells and National Academy of Sciences Biographical Memoirs

Years at The Rockefeller University: 1970-2011


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