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Prof. Peter C. Doherty AC (born 15 October 1940) is an Australian Veterinary Surgeon and researcher in the field of medicine. He received the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research in 1995, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1996, and was named Australian of the Year in 1997. He has a younger brother named Ian who now teaches at highly acclaimed Hillbrook Anglican School. Insignia of a Companion of the Order of Australia. ... October 15 is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... medicines, see medication and pharmacology. ... The Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research is awarded by the Lasker Foundation for the understanding, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and cure of disease. ... List of Nobel Prize laureates in Physiology or Medicine from 1901 to the present day. ... The Australian of the Year Awards commenced in 1960. ... Hillbrooks Logo Hillbrook Anglican School is a co-educational, Anglican independent school, in Brisbane, Australia. ...


Doherty's research focuses on the immune system. He and Rolf M. Zinkernagel, the co-recipient of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, discovered how T cells recognize their target antigens in combination with major histocompatibility complex (MHC) proteins. A scanning electron microscope image of a single neutrophil (yellow), engulfing anthrax bacteria (orange). ... Rolf Martin Zinkernagel (January 6, 1944 in Riehen, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland) is Professor of Experimental Immunology at the University of Zurich. ... T cells are a subset of lymphocytes that play a large role in the immune response. ... MHC I (1hsa) vs MHC II (1dlh) (more details. ...


Doherty was born in Brisbane, Queensland, where he attended Indooroopilly State High School. He received his bachelor's degree in veterinary science in 1962 and his master's degree in veterinary science in 1966 from the University of Queensland. After obtaining his PhD in 1970 from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, he returned to Australia to perform his Nobel Prize-winning research at the John Curtin School of Medical Research in Canberra. Doherty currently spends three months of the year conducting research at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, where he is a faculty member at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.[1] For the other 9 months of the year he resides at the University of Melbourne, Victoria. Brisbane (pronounced ) is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of Queensland, as well as the third largest city in Australia, with a greater metropolitan population of 1. ... Indooroopilly State High School, situated in the western suburbs of Brisbane, Australia, was opened in 1954. ... The University of Queensland (UQ) is the longest-established university in the state of Queensland, Australia, and a member of Australias Group of Eight. ... The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1582,[4] is a renowned centre for teaching and research in Edinburgh, Scotland. ... Motto (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity Cha togar mfhearg gun dioladh (Scottish Gaelic)1 Wha daur meddle wi me?(Scots)1 Anthem (Multiple unofficial anthems) Scotlands location in Europe Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic, Scots Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Queen Queen Elizabeth II... The John Curtin School of Medical Research (JCMSR) is a major biomedial research centre in Australia, based at the Australian National University. ... For other uses, see Canberra (disambiguation). ... St. ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in Memphis is part of the statewide, multi-campus University of Tennessee system, a subdivion of the Knoxville-based University of Tennessee proper. ... The University of Melbourne, is a public university located in Melbourne, Victoria. ...


His semi-autobiographical book, The Beginner's Guide to Winning the Nobel Prize, was published by The Miegunyah Press, an imprint of Melbourne University Publishing Ltd, Melbourne in 2005.


External links

  • Webpage at St. Jude
  • Nobel Biography
  • Radio Interview from This Week in Science September 05, 2005 broadcast
  • "Winning a Nobel: easy as wrestling a pig", by Margaret Wertheim, Cosmos magazine, October 2006
Preceded by
Dr. John Yu
Australian of the Year
1997
Succeeded by
Cathy Freeman

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