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The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details

Stanley Prusiner

Title:

Director, Inst. of Neurodegenerative Diseases

Affiliation:

University of California, San Francisco

San Francisco, California 94143 USA

Gender:

Male

Award Discipline:

Biological Sciences

Award Year:

2009

Citation:

"For his discovery of prions, the causative agent of bovine spongiform encephalopathy and other related neurodegenerative diseases, and his continuing efforts to develop effective methods for detecting and treating prion diseases. "

Presented by President Barack H. Obama in the East Room of the White House on November 17, 2010.

 

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