Salvador E. Luria

Fellow: Awarded 1942

Field of Study: Molecular and Cellular Biology

Fellow: Awarded 1953

Field of Study: Molecular and Cellular Biology

Fellow: Awarded 1963

Field of Study: Molecular and Cellular Biology

Competition: US & Canada


As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1941–42:

LURIA, SALVADOR E.  Appointed for a study of virus immunity as exemplified by the production of resistance and lysogenicity in the system bacterium-bacteriophage; tenure, twelve months from June 1, 1942.

Born August 13, 1912, in Italy. Education:  University of Turin, M.D., 1935; University of Rome, 1937–38.

Research Fellow, 1938–40, Curie Laboratory of the Institute of Radium, Paris; Research Assistant in Surgical Bacteriology, 1940—, Columbia University. Research at Cold Spring Harbor Biological Laboratory, Summer, 1941.

Publications:  Articles in Bollettino della Società Italiana di Biologia Sperimentale, Monitore Zoologico Italiano, Archivio Italiano di Anatomia, Giornale della Reale Accademia di Medicina di Torino, Zeitschrift für Zellforschung und mikroscopische Anatomie, Anatomischer Anzeiger, Comptes REndus de la Société de Biologie, Annales del’Institut Pasteur, Comptes Rendus de l’Académie des Sciences, Paris Médical, Nature, Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of the American Medical Association.


Nobel Prize, Medicine, 1969
National Book, The Sciences, 1974