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Susumu Tonegawa: Quiz


Question 1: To achieve the diversity of antibodies needed to protect against any type of antigen, the immune system would require millions of ________ coding for different antibodies, if each antibody was encoded by one gene.

Question 2: Instead, as Tonegawa showed in a landmark series of experiments beginning in ________, genetic material can rearrange itself to form the vast array of available antibodies.

Question 3: Tonegawa was born in ________ and attended the Hibiya High School in Tokyo.
Toyota, AichiNagoyaToyohashi, AichiOkazaki, Aichi

Question 4: He did post-doctoral work at the Salk Institute in San Diego in the laboratory of Renato Dulbecco, then worked at the Basel Institute for Immunology in ________, where he performed his landmark immunology experiments.
St. GallenZürichBaselBern

Question 5: He received his doctorate from the ________ where he worked with Dr Masaki Hayashi.
University of California, San DiegoUniversity of California, BerkeleyUniversity of California, Santa BarbaraUniversity of California, Los Angeles

Question 6: In his later years, he has turned his attention to the molecular and cellular basis of ________ formation.
MemoryKC (patient)NeuropsychologyCognitive psychology

Question 7: In 1982, he was awarded the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize from Columbia University together with ________, another Nobel Prize winner in 1983.
Roger Wolcott SperryEric KandelBarbara McClintockEdward B. Lewis

Question 8: Arvid Carlsson / Paul Greengard / ________ (2000)
Eric KandelEdward B. LewisBarbara McClintockRoger Wolcott Sperry

Question 9: In 1981, he became a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and founded and directed what is now called the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at ________.
Harvard UniversityBoston UniversityNortheastern UniversityMassachusetts Institute of Technology


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