Institution:Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Rosalyn Yalow, PhD, Distinguished Service Professor at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her discovery, and Solomon Berson, MD, Chair of Medicine Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, who died before receiving the award.
Radioimmunoassay is a very sensitive in vitro assay technique used to measure substances such as viruses, drugs, or hormone levels in the blood. The discovery made it possible to screen blood donations given by donors.
Awarded Nobel Prize in 1977