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educator , microbiologist

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, United States. 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

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.

father:
Jacob Falkow

mother:
Mollie (Gingold) Falkow

spouse:
Lucy Stuart Tompkins