Joseph L. Goldstein
#16827 Overall Influence

Joseph L. Goldstein

Scientist

About

Why is this person notable and influential?

From Wikipedia

Joseph Leonard Goldstein ForMemRS is an American biochemist. He received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1985, along with fellow University of Texas Southwestern researcher, Michael Brown, for their studies regarding cholesterol. They discovered that human cells have low-density lipoprotein receptors that remove cholesterol from the blood and that when LDL receptors are not present in sufficient numbers, individuals develop hypercholesterolemia and become at risk for cholesterol related diseases, notably coronary heart disease. Their studies led to the development of statin drugs.

Source: Wikipedia

Other Resources

Schools

What schools is this person affiliated with?
Washington and Lee University
Washington and Lee University

Private liberal arts university in Lexington, Virginia

view profile

Influence Rankings by Discipline

How’s this person influential?
#1239 World Rank #451 USA Rank
Biology
#2626 World Rank #775 USA Rank
Chemistry