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 23, 1999. Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania.