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The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details

Salvador E. Luria

Title:

Institute Professor Emeritus

Affiliation:

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, Massachusetts USA

Gender:

Male

Year Deceased:

1991

Award Discipline:

Biological Sciences

Award Year:

1991

Citation:

"For a lifetime devoted to applying genetics to viruses and bacteria, and for guiding the development of generations of students who have helped create the modern power of molecular biology."

Presented by President Bush at a White House Rose Garden Ceremony on September 16, 1991.

Posthumous

Nobel Laureate:

Physiology or Medicine, 1969

 

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