Prusiner, Stanley Ben was born on May 28, 1942 in Des Moines. Son of Lawrence Albert and Miriam (Spigel) Prusiner. His ancestors lived in Shklov and Pruzhany (Belarus). In 2010 S.Pruziner addressed the President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko. As a result, the Head of State instructed the Regional Executive Committee of Mogilev to put in order the Jewish cemetery in Shklov. S.Pruzineru received the registrar's certificate about the life and activities of persons in Pruziner names in Shklov in 1877-1897.