Jack L. Strominger

Jack Leonard Strominger (born August 7, 1925)[1] is Higgins Professor of Biochemistry at Harvard University, specializing in the structure and function of human histocompatibility proteins and their role in disease. He won the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research in 1995.[2][3]


Strominger was born in New York City. He studied at Harvard University and completed his degree in psychology in 1944. He received his MD in 1948 from Yale Medical School, and joined the faculty at the Washington University School of Medicine. He taught at the University of Wisconsin, Madison from 1964–68. He joined the Harvard faculty in 1968, and became a member of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in 1974.[3]

Strominger was the first recipient of the Selman A. Waksman Award in Microbiology in 1968.[4] In 1969, Strominger received the Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement.[5] He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1970, and the National Institute of Medicine in 1975.[6][7] In 1999, he received the Japan Prize.[1]

Strominger is the father of Physicist Andrew Strominger, Ethan Strominger and Paul Strominger.


  1. ^ a b Dr. Jack L. Strominger. japanprize.jp
  2. ^ "Lasker Foundation – 1995 Basic Medical Research Award". Lasker Foundation. 1995. Retrieved 1 February 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Jack Leonard Strominger". The Complete Marquis Who's Who (R) Biographies. Marquis Who's Who LLC. 6 November 2009.
  4. ^ "Selman A. Waksman Award in Microbiology". National Academy of Sciences. Archived from the original on 12 January 2011. Retrieved 15 February 2011.
  5. ^ "Golden Plate Awardees of the American Academy of Achievement". www.achievement.org. American Academy of Achievement.
  6. ^ "National Academy of Sciences: Directory Entry". Retrieved 1 February 2010.
  7. ^ "Institute of Medicine: Directory". Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Science. Archived from the original on 11 December 2012. Retrieved 1 February 2010.

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