John Enders

1897-1985 (88 years old)

United States

Year of great discovery/work

John Enders and his team of scientists conducted research and clinical trials that, in 1963, resulted in the development of a live attenuated measles virus vaccine. Enders and his team are credited with developing novel laboratory techniques that revolutionized the study of viruses and paved the way for future vaccines.

Did you know?
Enders was a flight instructor and officer in the U.S. Army before college. He was also a real estate agent before working in medicine and infectious diseases.