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Richard K. Gershon

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Richard K. Gershon
Born(1932-12-24)December 24, 1932
DiedJuly 11, 1983(1983-07-11) (aged 50)
Academic background
EducationHarvard University
Academic work
Doctoral studentsDouglas R. Green (1981)

Richard K. Gershon (24 December 1932 – 11 July 1983)[1] was an American immunologist and pathologist, and professor at Yale School of Medicine.


He graduated from Harvard University in 1954, and was noted for his work on tumor biology and viral hepatitis.

In 1980, he was made a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

At Yale, among others, he collaborated with Włodzimierz Ptak, who recalled Gershon as a true friend and one of the most intellectually related and valued people.[2]

He died of lung cancer.[3]



  1. ^ Janeway, C.A. (1983). "Richard K. Gershon December 24, 1932–July 11, 1983". Immunogenetics. 18 (6): 555–558. doi:10.1007/bf00345963.
  2. ^ Bętkowska, Teresa (August–September 2010). "Mistrz niszowej dyscypliny" (PDF). Alma Mater (in Polish). Kraków (126–127): 41–46.
  3. ^ Waggoner, Walter H. (13 July 1983). "Dr. Richard Gershon, Leader in Research on Immune System – Obituary". The New York Times. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Richard K. Gershon". Gairdner Foundational International Award. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  5. ^ "William B. Coley Award". Cancer Research Institute. Retrieved 31 May 2019.

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