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The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1996

For their discoveries concerning the specificity of the cell mediated immune defence
Name - Peter C. Doherty
Date of birth - 15 October 1940
Institutions - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Memphis, TN
Country - USA

Description - Peter Charles Doherty, AC 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 jointly with Rolf M. Zinkernagel in 1996, and was named Australian of the Year in 1997.


Name - Rolf M. Zinkernagel
Date of birth - January 6, 1944
Institutions - University of Zurich, Institute of Experimental Immunology Zurich
Country - Switzerland

Description - Rolf Martin Zinkernagel AC is Professor of Experimental Immunology at the University of Zurich.