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Biographical entry Doherty, Peter Charles (1940 - )

FAA, FRS

Born
15 October 1940
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Occupation
Immunologist

Summary

Peter Charles Doherty is professor of biomedical research and chair of the Immunology Department at St Jude Children's Research Hospital, Tennessee. He is distinguished for his study of major histocompatibility antigens' role in immune recognition, particularly in virus-infected cells. He shared the 1996 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine with Rolf Zinkernagel.

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1962
Education - Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc) completed at the University of Queensland
1963 - January 1967
Career position - Veterinary Officer at the Animal Research Institute in Brisbane
1966
Education - Master of Veterinary Science (MVSc) completed at the University of Queensland
1967 - 1971
Career position - Scientific Officer then Senior Scientific Officer in Experimental Pathology at the Moredun Research Institute, Edinburgh
1970
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Edinburgh
1972
Career position - Postdoctoral Fellow in Microbiology at the John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University in Canberra (six months)
1972 - 1975
Career position - Research Fellow at the John Curtin School of Medical Research
1975 - 1977
Career position - Associate Professor at the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia, USA
1978 - 1988
Career position - Professor and Head of Experimental Pathology at the John Curtin School of Medical Research
1986
Award - Paul Ehrlich Prize for Immunology received
1987 -
Award - Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS)
1988 -
Career position - Professor of Biomedical Research and Chair of the Immunology Department at St Jude Children's Research Hospital in Tennessee, USA
1993
Award - Alumnus of the year at the University of Queensland
1995
Award - Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award received
1996
Award - Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine received
1997
Award - Australian of the Year

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Beale, R, 'Peter Charles Doherty', in Australia's Nobel Laureates - Adventures in Innovation, ABIE Australian Business and Investment Explorer, Sydney, 2004, pp. 104-113. Details

Online Resources

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