Peter Doherty
2000 Mendel Medal Recipient



Dr. Peter Doherty is the Chairman of the Department of Immunology at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (SJCRH) a nonprofit research hospital dedicated to the treatment of children from all over the world with catastrophic diseases. He also holds the position of professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of Tennessee, Memphis, Health Sciences Center.

Dr. Doherty is a recipient of the Paul Ehrlich Prize, Germany (1983); Gairdner International Award for Medical Science (1986); Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award (1995); Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine (1996); is a Fellow of the Royal Society of London (1987); and was elected foreign associate to the National Academy of Sciences (1998).

He qualified in veterinary medicine from the University of Queensland, Australia in 1966. He then obtained his Ph.D. in Pathology from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland in 1970.

Dr. Doherty has authored and/or collaborated on more than 300 research papers and book chapters dealing in large part with T cell immunity in virus infections. He has served on several editorial boards for a number of scientific journals and review publications.

Mendel Medal Presentation Program, January 15, 2000. Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania.





Doherty, Peter Charles, immunologist; b. Brisbane, Australia, Oct. 15, 1940; came to U.S., 1988; s. Eric C. and Linda Doherty; m. Penelope Stephens, 1965; children: James, Michael, B.V.Sc. (hons.), U. Queensland, Australia, 1962, MVSc, 1966; PhD, U. Edinburgh, Scotland, 1970; DVs (hon.), U. Queensland; DSc (hon.), Australian Nat. U. Vet. officer Animal Rsch. Inst., Brisbane, Australia, 1963-67; sci. officer Moredun Rsch. Inst., Edinburgh, 1967-71; postdoctoral fellow John Curtin Sch. Med. Rsch., Canberra, Australia, 1972-75, prof., head dept. exptl. pathology, 1982-88; from assoc. prof. to prof. The Wistar Inst., Phila., 1975-82; mem., chmn. dept. immunology St. Jude Children's Rsch. Hosp., Memphis, 1988--; Bd. dirs. Internat. Lab. Animal Diseases, Nairobi, 1986-92; mem. NIH exptl. virology study sect., 1982-83, 1990--. Contbr. chpts to books, articles to profl. jours. Recipient Paul Ehrlich prize Fed. Republic Germany, 1983, Gairdner Internat. award for med. sci. Can., 1986, Lasker award for Basic Med. Rsch., 1995; Co-recipient Nobel Prize for medicine, 1996; Royal Soc. London fellow, 1987. Fellow Australian Acad. Sci. Avocations: walking, reading, skiing. E-mail: peter.doherty@stjude.org. Office: Saint Jude Children's Rsch Hosp 332 N Lauderdale St Memphis TN 38105-2794

Who's Who in America, 2002, 56th edition. New Providence, New Jersey.Marquis Who's Who, 2001, p.1341.


Web Links:

Autobiography of Peter C. Doherty
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Peter C. Doherty Winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Medicine
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