Selman Waksman bio

Birth Name: Selman Waksman

Occupation: Biologist

Place Of Birth: Ukraine

Date Of Birth: July 22, 1888

Date Of Death: August 16, 1973

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Selman Waksman was born on the 22nd of July, 1888. He was known for being a Biologist. Remembered for discovering Streptomycin (which was used to cure tuberculosis) and more than twenty other powerful antibiotics, this microbiologist and biochemist was the 1952 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. He taught at Rutgers University for close to forty years.

Selman Waksman was born in Ukraine. After earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agriculture from Rutgers University, he received a PhD in biochemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. Using the money earned from his antibiotics patents, he established the Waksman Foundation for Microbiology.

Selman Waksman was a Cancer and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Selman Waksman was born in 1880s.

Selman Waksman is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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Selman Waksman’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Selman Waksman’s parents.

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Personal Life

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Selman Waksman was born in the Year of the Rat.

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REAL NAME: Selman Waksman
DEATH DAY: Thursday



Zodiac Sign: Selman Waksman was a Cancer. People of this zodiac sign like home-based hobbies, relaxing near or in water, helping loved ones, and dislike strangers, revealing of personal life. The strengths of this sign are being loyal, emotional, sympathetic, tenacious, persuasive, while weaknesses can be moody, pessimistic, suspicious, manipulative and insecure. The greatest overall compatibility with Cancer is Capricorn and Taurus.

Chinese Zodiac: Selman Waksman was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are clever and charming. They're curious, but sometimes too motivated by money.

Ruling Planet: Selman Waksman had a ruling planet of Moon and has a ruling planet of Moon and by astrological associations Sunday is ruled by moon. The Moon represents one's nurturing and emotional instinct. People who are born with Moon as the ruling planet are sensitive, nurturing, and usually have fluctuating moods.

Selman Waksman’s birth sign is Cancer and he had a ruling planet of Moon.

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