Selman A. Waksman

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, United States 
Microbial Biology
"Selman Abraham Waksman"

(1888 - 1973)
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1952 was awarded to Selman A. Waksman for his discovery of streptomycin, the first antibiotic effective against tuberculosis.

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Jacob Goodale Lipman research assistant 1916 Rutgers
T. Brailsford Robertson grad student 1918 UC Berkeley
 (Studies on proteolytic activities of soil microorganisms with special reference to fungi)


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Robert L Starkey grad student 1924 Rutgers (Microtree)
Ernest Rudolph Purvis grad student 1933 Rutgers (Plant Biology Tree)
Hans Jenny post-doc 1926-1927 Rutgers
Leo C. Vining post-doc 1954 Rutgers
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Messing J, Waksman SA. (2014) Microbiology spurred massively parallel genomic sequencing and biotechnology Microbe. 9: 271-277
Waksman SA, Schatz A, Reynolds DM. (2010) Production of antibiotic substances by actinomycetes Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 1213: 112-124
Waksman SA. (2010) Antibiotic substances-contribution of the microbiologist Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 1213: 107-111
Waksman SA. (2009) Microbiology - Yesterday and today Microbe. 4: 13-17
Schatz A, Bugie E, Waksman SA. (2005) Streptomycin, a substance exhibiting antibiotic activity against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. 1944. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 3-6
Schatz A, Bugie E, Waksman SA. (1973) Selman Abraham Waksman, Ph.D. 22 July 1888--16 August 1973. Streptomycin reported. Annals of Internal Medicine. 79: 678
Waksman SA. (1973) Selman Abraham Waksman, Ph.D. 22 July 1888-16 August 1973. Who "discovered" streptomycin? Annals of Internal Medicine. 79: 646
Waksman SA, Flynn JE. (1973) History of the word 'antibiotic'. Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences. 28: 284-286
Waksman SA. (1970) Successes and Failures in the Search for Antibiotics* Advances in Applied Microbiology. 11: 1-16
Waksman SA. (1969) Not Available | The road to streptomycin and beyond. A chapter in the history and application of antibiotics. Revista De La Sociedad Mexicana De Historia Natural. 30: 301-306
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