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Stanley Falkow

Stanley Falkow, American microbiologist, educator. Recipient Ehrlich prize, 1981, Altemeier medal Surgical Infectious Diseases Society, 1990, Distinguished Achievement in Infectious Disease Research award Bristol-Myers Squibb, 1997, Lasker Koshland Special Achievement award in Medical Science, Lasker Foundation, 2008; Bristol-Myers Squibb unrestricted infectious disease grantee.

Background

  • Falkow, Stanley was born on January 24, 1934 in Albany, New York. Son of Jacob and Mollie (Gingold) Falkow.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Bacteriology cum laude, University Maine, 1955; Doctor of Science (honorary), University Maine, 1979; Master of Science in Biology, Brown University, 1960; Doctor of Philosophy, Brown University, 1961; Doctor of Medicine (honorary), University Umea, Sweden, 1989.

    Career

    • Assistant chief department bacterial immunity Walter Reed Army Institute Research, Washington, 1963-1966. Professor microbiology Medical School Georgetown University, 1966-1972. Professor microbiology and medicine University Washington, Seattle, 1972-1981.

      Professor, chairman department medical microbiology Stanford University, California, 1981-1985, professor microbiology, immunology & medicine, since 1981, Robert W. and Vivian K. Cahill professor in cancer research. Karl H. Beyer visiting professor University Wisconsin, 1978-1979. Sommer lecturer University Oregon School Medicine, 1979, Kinyoun lecturer National Institutes of Health, 1980.

      Rubbro orator Australian Society Microbiology, 1981. Stanhope Bayne-Jones lecturer Johns Hopkins University, 1982. Member Recombinant DNA Molecule Com, task force on antibiotics in animal feeds Food and Drug Administration, microbiology test committee National Board Medical Examiners.

    Works

    • Author: Infectious Multiple Drug Resistance, 1975. Editor: Journal Infection and Immunity, Journal Infectious Agents and Diseases.

    Membership

    Fellow American Academy Microbiology, member Institute Medicine, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Infectious Disease Society of America (Squibb award 1979), American Society Microbiology (Becton-Dickinson award in Clinical Microbiology, 1986, Abbott-American Society for Microbiology Lifetime Achievement award, 2003), Genetics Society of America, National Academy of Sciences, Royal Society United Kingdom (foreign), Sigma Xi.

    Connections

    • Children from previous marriage: Lynn Beth, Jill Stuart. Married Lucy Stuart Tompkins, December 3, 1983.
    • mother: Mollie (Gingold) Falkow
    • spouse: Lucy Stuart Tompkins
    • father: Jacob
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    Born January 24, 1934
    Nationality
    • 1955
      University Maine
    • 1979
      University Maine
    • 1960
      Brown University
    • 1961
      Brown University
    • 1989
      University Umea
    • 1963 - 1966
      Assistant, chief department bacterial immunity Walter Reed Army Institute Research
      Washington, United States
    • 1966 - 1972
      professor, microbiology Medical School Georgetown University
    • 1972 - 1981
      professor, microbiology and medicine University Washington
      Seattle, Washington, United States
    • 1981 - 1985
      professor, department medical microbiology Stanford University
      California, United States
    • 1981 - 1985
      chairman, department medical microbiology Stanford University
      California, United States
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