Salvador Luria

Salvador Edward Luria (August 13, 1912 – February 6, 1991) was an American microbiologist of Italian descent. He won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1969, with Max Delbrück and Alfred Hershey, for their discoveries on the replication mechanism and the genetic structure of viruses. Salvador Luria showed that bacterial resistance to viruses ( phages ) is genetically inherited.