As per our current Database, Selman Waksman has been died on Aug 16, 1973 (age 85).
When Selman Waksman die, Selman Waksman was 85 years old.
|Popular As||Selman Waksman|
|Age||85 years old|
|Born||July 22, 1888 (Ukraine)|
Selman Waksman’s zodiac sign is Cancer. According to astrologers, the sign of Cancer belongs to the element of Water, just like Scorpio and Pisces. Guided by emotion and their heart, they could have a hard time blending into the world around them. Being ruled by the Moon, phases of the lunar cycle deepen their internal mysteries and create fleeting emotional patterns that are beyond their control. As children, they don't have enough coping and defensive mechanisms for the outer world, and have to be approached with care and understanding, for that is what they give in return.
Selman Waksman was born in the Year of the Rat. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rat are quick-witted, clever, charming, sharp and funny. They have excellent taste, are a good friend and are generous and loyal to others considered part of its pack. Motivated by money, can be greedy, is ever curious, seeks knowledge and welcomes challenges. Compatible with Dragon or Monkey.
Remembered for discovering Streptomycin (which was used to cure tuberculosis) and more than twenty other powerful antibiotics, this microbiologist and biochemist was the 1952 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. He taught at Rutgers University for close to forty years.
After earning bachelor's and master's degrees in agriculture from Rutgers University, he received a PhD in biochemistry from the University of California, Berkeley.
Using the money earned from his antibiotics patents, he established the Waksman Foundation for Microbiology.
Born in the Ukraine to a Jewish family, he relocated to the United States in his early adulthood years. His marriage to Deborah Mitnik resulted in one son, Multiple Sclerosis researcher Byron Waksman.
He and fellow Nobel Prize-winning scientist Alexander Fleming both discovered powerful antibiotics (Fleming was involved in the discovery of penicillin).