PETER C. DOHERTY
Peter Doherty is an Australian who, having trained as a veterinary surgeon, went on on to revolutionize immunology as a researcher in the field of medicine.
Professor Doherty's research focuses on the immune system and his Nobel work described how the body's immune cells protect against viruses. His key finding was the central role of MHC in presenting antigen to T cells. He and Rolf Zinkernagel, the co-recipient of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, discovered how T cells recognise their target antigens in combination with major histocompatibility complex(MHC) proteins.
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