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Françoise Barré-Sinoussi - Medicine - 2008

Françoise Barré-Sinoussi

 Françoise Barré-Sinoussi (born 30 July 1947 in Paris, France) is a French virologist and director of the Unité de Régulation des Infections Rétrovirales at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, France. Doctor from the Faculté of Sciences de Paris (predecessor of UPMC) since 1974, Barré-Sinoussi performed some of the fundamental work in the identification of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) as the cause of AIDS. In 2008, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, together with her former boss Luc Montagnier, for their discovery of HIV.

She also received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Tulane University in May 2009.