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John Franklin Enders

Enders, John Franklin (1897–1985), U.S. microbiologist who shared the 1954 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine with F.C. Robbins and T.H. Weller for their cultivation of the poliomyelitis virus in non-nerve tissues, an achievement that prepared the way for the development of polio vaccines.

See also: Microbiology.

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