Nobel laureate and one of the founding fathers of modern cell biology, George Palade, has died at 95. He was one of the first to use electron microscopy, which helped him discover the ribosome and the action of secretory proteins. Palade shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1974 with Albert Claude and Christian de Duve. "In cell biology he is clearly the most influential scientist ever," Günter Blobel, a professor at Rockefeller University, says in the NYT obit. Alex Palazzo at The Daily Transcript also pays homage to Palade's life and work.
The Father of Cell Biology Has Died
Oct 15, 2008