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Remembering Nobel Laureate Ralph Steinman

By Pat Bradley


Saranac Lake, NY – Cellular biologist Dr. Ralph Steinman's research focused on the immune system. He was a scientific advisor to numerous organizations. Among them the Trudeau Institute - an immunological biomedical research center in Saranac Lake. He became a board member in 1981 and was Chair of its Scientific Advisory Board until he passed away. Institute President and Director Dr. David Woodland.

The Nobel Prize is not awarded posthumously. The Nobel Foundation held an emergency meeting Monday and the Nobel Prize to Ralph Steinman will stand. They said the decision was made in good faith, based on the assumption that the Nobel Laureate was alive and their rules specify that if a person has been awarded a prize and dies before receiving it, the prize may be presented.