Albert Coons

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Date of Birth June 28, 1912
Place of Birth New York
Date of Death Sep 30, 1978 (66)
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Albert Coons

Albert Hewett Coons was an American physician, pathologist, and immunologist. He was the first person to conceptualize and develop immunofluorescent techniques for labeling antibodies in the early 1940s.

Born: June 28, 1912, Gloversville, New York
Died: September 30, 1978 (age 66), Brookline, Massachusetts
Residence: Brookline, Massachusetts
Citizenship: U.S.
Nationality: U.S.
Fields: Physician, Internist, Educator, Author, Immunologist, Pathologist
Institutions: Harvard University
Alma mater: Williams College (BS), Harvard Medical School (M.D.)
Known for: Research in immunology
Influences: Hans Zinsser
Notable awards: Lasker Award (1959), Gairdner Foundation International Award (1962)

About Albert Coons

American physician, pathologist, and immunologist who most notably developed ways to identify and label antibodies during the 1940's. He became a member of the National Academy of Sciences in 1962.

Albert Coons Before Fame

He attended Williams College before graduating from Harvard medical school in 1937.

Achievement of Albert Coons

He participated in the southwest Pacific Theater during World War II with the 105th General U.S. Army Hospital, as its chief laboratory officer.

Albert Coons Family Life

He had one son and four daughters with his wife Phyllis.

Associations of Albert Coons

He and Manuel Elkin Patarroyo both became known for their work in immunology.

Information related to Albert Coons

  • Recipients of the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research
  • American pathologists
  • American immunologists
  • United States Army Medical Corps officers
  • Harvard Medical School faculty
  • 20th-century American physicians
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