Baruj Benacerraf gets a fellowship from the laboratory of Elvin Kabat at the University of Columbia in February 1948. Benacerraf becomes interested in Immunochemistry and basic Immunology.
Baruj Benacerraf visits Elementary and Secondary School in Paris and graduates at the Lycée Jason in 1939.
In 1956 Baruj Benacerraf is appointed as Assistant Professor of Pathology at New York University School of Medicine. He researches the hypersensitivity mechanism, especially the cellular hypersensitivity with Philip Gell. Furthermore he studies immune complex diseases, anaphylactic hypersensitivity, tumor specific immunity and the structure of antibodies. He also teaches research fellows and students.
Baruj Benacerraf shares the 1980 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology with Jean Dausset and George D. Snell for the discovery of the Major histocompatibility complex genes genes which encode cell surface molecule important for the immune systems distinction between self and non-self.
The Benacerraf family returns back to Venezuela because of the outbreak of the World War II in 1939. Shortly after that they move to the United States, where Baruj Benacerraf enrolls at Columbia University to study medicine. He gains his Bachelors degree in 1942.
Baruj Benacerraf is born to his Moroccan father and his Algerian mother with Jewish ancestry in Caracas, Venezuela. They and his brother, the well-known philosopher Paul Benacerraf move to Paris in 1925.
Baruj Benacerraf becomes the Director of the Laboratory of Immunology of the National Institute of Health, where he continues his work on immunogenetics.
Baruj Benacerraf becomes President of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in 1980.
Baruj Benacerraf, his wife and daughter return to Paris in mid-1949 because they want to live close of their relatives. There Benacerraf gets a job at the Broussais Hospital, where he works until 1956. Then Benacerraf cannot find a laboratory which lets him work, so he decides to move back to the United States.
Baruj Benacerraf misses the University environment and decides to take the Chair of Pathology at Harvard Medical School. There he continues his research on immune response genes and their role in the regulation of specific immunity.
Baruj Benacerraf dies on 02. August 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Baruj Benacerraf becomes an intern at Queens General Hospital in New York City in 1945 and works in a military hospital in Nancy, France, from 1946 to 1947.
Baruj Benacerraf and the French student Annette Dreyfus get married in 1943. They have one daughter, Beryl.
Baruj Benacerraf discovers the genes that regulate the body´s immune responses.
Baruj Benacerraf enrolls at Medical College of Virginia in July 1942, where he graduates in 1945. During this time he´s shortly drafted into the US Army.