Stanley B. Prusiner

STANLEY B. PRUSINER M.D., is Director of the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases and Professor of Neurology and Biochemistry at the University of California, San Francisco. In 1997 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or medicine for his discovery of prions, a new class of pathogens that replicate without nucleic acid. Through this work, he created a new field of research that has resulted in significant progress in understanding degenerative diseases of the central nervous system (CNS).

Beyond Edge:
Prusiner Laboratory

Nobel Prize Autobiography