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J. Robin Warren

Born: 11-Jun-1937
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Doctor, Scientist

Nationality: Australia
Executive summary: H. pylori bacteria causes ulcers

In 1979, Australian pathologist and hematologist J. Robin Warren noticed an unexpected bacteria growing in a gastric biopsy, and began studying it in his spare moments. After meeting Barry J. Marshall two years later, the two doctors undertook a seven-year study of the bacteria, Helicobacter pylori, eventually establishing that it causes peptic ulceration. For several years their findings were widely ignored or ridiculed, since the accepted teachings of medicine at the time held that bacteria could not long survive in the acidic environment of the stomach, and that ulcers were caused by poor diet and stress. Warren and Marshall were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2005.

Father: Roger Warren (winemaker)
Mother: Helen Warren (nurse)
Wife: Winifred Theresa Williams Warren ("Win", psychiatrist, d.)
Son: John Warren
Son: David Warren
Son: Patrick Warren (twin)
Son: William Warren (twin)
Daughter: Rebecca Warren (b. 1970)

    High School: St Peter's College, Adelaide, Australia (1954)
    Medical School: MB and BS, Medicine-Surgery, University of Adelaide (1961)
    Professor: Pathology, University of Western Australia

    Nobel Prize for Medicine 2005 (with Barry J. Marshall)
    English Ancestry Maternal
    Scottish Ancestry Paternal

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