Julius Youngner, American virologist, Died at 96


Julius S. Youngner was born on October 24, 1920, and died on April 27, 2017.

He was an American notable Service Professor in the School of Medicine and Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics at University of Pittsburgh responsible for advances necessary for development of a vaccine for poliomyelitis and the first intranasal equine influenza vaccine.

He survived many infections as a young child which left him with a lifelong interest in infectious disease.

He was an important early pioneer in vaccine development, testing, and government licensing of drugs before allowing them to market.

Julius Youngner was critical of Cutter Laboratories virus manufacturing prior to deaths resulting from Cutter inactivated vaccine.

Julius Youngner passed away at 96 years old.