Baruch S. Blumberg, M.D., Ph.D is Distinguished Scientist at the
, and Professor of Medicine and Anthropology at the
. From May 1999 until October 2002, he served as Director of the National
Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Astrobiology Institute headquartered
From October 2000 until October 2001, he was Senior Advisor to the
Administrator of NASA based in
He was Master of Balliol College,
, from 1989 to 1994 and, prior to that, Associate Director for Clinical
Research at Fox Chase from 1964. He was on the staff of the National Institutes
, from 1957 to 1964. He completed his medical training at the
in 1951, and earned his doctorate in biochemistry from
in 1957. He was an intern and resident at
and The Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in
New York City
His research has covered many areas including clinical research,
epidemiology, virology, genetics, and anthropology. He was awarded the Nobel
Prize in 1976 for "discoveries concerning new mechanisms for the origin and
dissemination of infectious diseases" and specifically, for the discovery
of the hepatitis B virus. In 1993, he and his co-inventor, Dr. Irving Millman,
were elected to the National Inventors Hall of Fame for their invention of the
hepatitis B vaccine and the diagnostic test for hepatitis B. He has taught
medical anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania and elsewhere, and has
been a visiting professor in India (Bangalore), Singapore, University of
Kentucky (Lexington), Indiana University (Bloomington), the University of Otago,
Dunedin, New Zealand, and Stanford University.
Blumberg, Batuch S. Hepatitis B: The
Hunt for a Killer Virus.
Blumberg, Batuch S. Hepatitis B and the
Prevention of Cancer of the Liver: Selected Publications of Batuch S. Blumberg.
World Scientific Publishing Co.: 2000.
Lauffer, Randall B. and Batuch S. Blumberg. Iron
and Your Heart: The Newly Discovered Health Risks of Excess Iron - And How You
Can Beat Them.
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