Saranac Lake, NY, Oct 04, 2011 — A pioneering researcher and long-time board member of the Saranac Lake-based biomedical research center the Trudeau Institute, was awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine Monday--three days after his death from pancreatic cancer.
The Nobel committee says it didn't know Canadian-born cell biologist Ralph Steinman had died when it awarded the prize to him and two other scientists. The committee is only supposed to consider living scientists--but it said Monday the decision to award Steinman the prize will remain unchanged.
Steinman served on the Trudeau Institute board of trustees for nearly 30 years. As Chris Knight reports, those who knew Steinman describe him as a brilliant scientist who blazed new trails in the field of immunology. Go to full article