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Prof

Peter Doherty

Laureate Professor
Microbiology And Immunology
CD8+ 'killer' T lymphocyte
science & technology
animals
life sciences & biomedicine
mice
immunology
mice, inbred c57bl
female
t-lymphocytes
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Prof

Peter Doherty

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Innovation
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Prof

Peter Doherty

 

Professor Peter Doherty shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1996 with Swiss colleague Rolf Zinkernagel, for their discovery of how the immune system recognises virus-infected cells. He was Australian of the Year in 1997, and has since been commuting between St Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis and the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Melbourne.

His research is mainly in the area of defence against viruses. He regularly devotes time to delivering public lectures, writing articles for newspapers and magazines and participating in radio discussions.

Peter Doherty graduated from the University of Queensland in Veterinary Science and became a veterinary officer. Moving to Scotland, he received his PhD from the University of Edinburgh Medical School. He is the first person with a veterinary qualification to win a Nobel Prize.

Peter is also the author of several books, including “The Beginners Guide to Winning the Nobel Prize”, “A Light History of Hot Air”, "Sentinel Chickens: What birds tell us about our health and the world", "Pandemics: What Everyone Needs to Know", "The Knowledge Wars" and "The incidental Tourist".

Projects

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Projects

Project Types


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Research Grant


1

Internal Research Grant


Scholarly Works

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships

1997

Companion of the Order of Australia


2019

The Ableitar Award, Madrid, Spain

2018

Honorary Doctor of Laws at the University of Calgary, Canada

2012

Doctor of Laws (honoris causa), University of Melbourne,

2011

Research Australia Lifetime Achievement Award, National Gallery of Victoria

2008

Member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science, Washington DC, USA

2007

The Woodrow Wilson Award, Melbourne

2003

Centenary Medal

2003

Curtin Medal

2001

Associate Member of the Academy of Medicine, Paris

1998

Foreign Associate, National Academy of Sciences, USA

1996

Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine

1995

Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award, USA

1986

Gairdner International Award for Medical Science, Canada

1983

Paul Ehrlich Prize, Germany

2008

FRSEDIN - Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh


2005

HONFLHSDUBLIN - Honorary Fellowship of The Literary and Historical Society of University College of Dublin


1998

FRCPA - Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists, Australia


1998

FRACP - Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians


1987

FRS - Fellow of the Royal Society


1983

FAA - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science


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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Laureate Professor

Microbiology And Immunology

Royal College Of Veterinary Surgeons

Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

American College Of Veterinary Pathologists

American College of Veterinary Pathologists

Australian Society For Medical Research

Australian Society for Medical Research

Scandinavian Society Of Immunology

Scandinavian Society of Immunology

American Assoication Of Pathologists

American Association of Pathologists

Neuroimmunology Society

Neuroimmunology Society

American Association Of Veterinary Immunologists

American Association of Veterinary Immunologists

American Association Of Immunologists

American Association of Immunologists

Australain Society For Immunology

Australian Society for Immunology

Education


Doctor of Philosophy