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William C. Campbell (scientist)

William C. Campbell
Born William Cecil Campbell
(1930-06-28) 28 June 1930
Ramelton, County Donegal, Ireland
Residence North Andover, Massachusetts[1]
Citizenship Ireland, United States
Nationality Irish
Fields Parasitic diseases
Institutions Merck Institute for Therapeutic Research
Drew University
Alma mater Trinity College, Dublin
University of Wisconsin
Known for Avermectin
Notable awards Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (2015)

William Cecil Campbell (born 28 June 1930) is an Irish born American biologist and parasitologist known for his discoveries concerning a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworms, for which he was jointly awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.[2] He worked at the Merck Institute for Therapeutic Research 1957–1990, and is currently a research fellow emeritus at Drew University.[3][4]


  • Life 1
  • Personal life 2
  • Awards 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Campbell was born in [7]) Campbell is the second Irish scientist to win a Nobel Prize, after Ernest Walton won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1951.[8]

Personal life

His recreational activities include table tennis and kayaking.[8]



  1. ^ a b Associated Press (5 October 2015). "Prof. William Campbell, of NJ, wins Nobel Prize in medicine".  
  2. ^ "William C Campbell, Satoshi Ōmura and Youyou Tu win Nobel prize in medicine". The Guardian. 5 October 2015. Retrieved 5 October 2015. 
  3. ^ Molin, Anna (5 October 2015). "Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Awarded to William C. Campbell, Satoshi Omura, Youyou Tu". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 5 October 2015. 
  4. ^ Ramelton Tidy Towns: William C. Campbell
  5. ^ "Member Directory | William Campbell". National Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 5 October 2015. 
  6. ^ "Irish scientist wins Nobel Prize for Medicine". RTE News ( 5 October 2015. Retrieved 5 October 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015". Nobel Media AB. 5 October 2015. Retrieved 6 October 2015. 
  8. ^ a b Murphy, Darragh (9 October 2015). "Meet Ireland’s new Nobel Laureate, William C Campbell".  

External links

  • Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti (RISE) at Drew University
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