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Frank James Dixon (March 9,[1] 1920 – February 8, 2008) was an biomedical researcher, best known for his research into diseases of the immune system that can damage other organs of the body.[2] Dixon was also noted for having developed techniques involving trace iodines to study proteins.[2]

Born in St. Paul, Dixon received his bachelor's degree and M.D. from the University of Minnesota.[3] He joined the United States Navy in 1943, after completing his M.D. Dixon was a co-founder and director of the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego.[4]

In 1981, Dixon became a founding member of the World Cultural Council.[5]



  1. Oldstone, M. B. A. (2008). "Frank J. Dixon 1920–2008". pp. 333. Digital object identifier:10.1038/ni0408-333. PMID 18349807. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Alison McCook, "Lasker winner Frank Dixon dies", The Scientist, Feb. 11, 2008.
  3. Jeremy Pearce, "Frank J. Dixon Dies at 87; Led Way in Immunology", New York Times, February 13, 2008.
  4. Scripps Research Institute, "In Memoriam: Frank J. Dixon, 1920–2008", News & Views, February 11, 2008.
  5. "About Us". World Cultural Council. Retrieved November 8, 2016. 
  6. "Presentation of the Rous--Whipple award to Frank J. Dixon. 1979". 1979. pp. 5–8. PMC 2042378. PMID 386803. 

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