Ernest Goodpasture

1886-1960 (73 years old)

United States

Year of great discovery/work

Along with his colleagues Eugene and Alice Woodruff, Goodpasture developed a technique to grow viruses in chicken embryos. This work was significant because it was the first time viruses had been grown in a reproducible way before the discovery of antibiotics. His technique served as the basis for the development of vaccines against yellow fever and influenza.

Did you know?
Goodpasture’s dad held many important jobs like: attorney, politician, state Supreme Court clerk, and book company owner. He was also a published author.