George E. Palade was a Romanian-born American cell biologist. After receiving his M.D. degree from the Carol Davila School of Medicine at the University of Bucharest, Palade went to the United States to pursue his studies.

He is known for having carried important research in the structure and organization of cells and their purpose. The high level of RNA in microsomes led him to the discovery of ribosomes. In 1974, along with other American colleagues, he received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

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