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Salvador Luria
Salvador Edward Luria was an Italian microbiologist, later naturalized in the United States. He won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1969, along with Max Delbrück and Alfred Hershey, for their discoveries about the replication mechanism and genetic structure of viruses. Salvador Luria has also shown that the bacterial resistance is inherited.
BornSalvatore Edoardo Luria, August 13, 1912, Turin, Italy
DiedFebruary 6, 1991, Lexington, Massachusetts, U.S.
CitizenshipItaly (1912–1991), United States (1950–1991)
FieldsMolecular biology
InstitutionsColumbia University, Indiana University, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Alma materUniversità degli Studi di Torino
Doctoral studentsJames D. Watson, Jon Kabat-Zinn
Notable awardsNobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1969), Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize (1969)
SpouseZella Hurwitz (m. 1945, 1 child) (1924-2018)

About Salvador Luria

Geneticist Salvador Luria was born in Italy on August 13, 1912. He dies at the age of 78, on February 6, 1991.

His research on bacteria resulted in the discovery of genes, which could then be explored in genetics. In 1969, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his groundbreaking work.

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Salvador Luria before becoming famous

Salvador Luria was born in the Zodiac sign Leo (The Lion), and 1912 is also the year of Rat (鼠) in the Chinese Zodiac.

He fled World Leader Benito Mussolini's fascist rule to France, only to flee again after the German invasion in 1940, this time to the United States.

Achievement of Salvador Luria

After settling in the United States, he began working at Vanderbilt University, where his research on virus infecting bacteria revealed that bacteria may mutate and gain resistance.

Salvador Luria's Family, Spouse, Dating and Relationship

He was born into a famous Italian Sephardic Jewish family who lost a lot of money after Mussolini rose to power.

Salvador Luria Collabed with

He shared the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1969 with Max Delbruck and Physiologist Alfred Hershey, two other physicists.

Salvador Luria Income & Net worth

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Latest information about Salvador Luria updated on March 15 2023.