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
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: email@example.com. 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.
Autobiography of Peter C. Doherty
Peter C. Doherty Winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Medicine