Nobel Laureate Joins One Health Initiative Honorary Advisory Board


The One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono team is happy to announce that Professor Dr. Peter C. Doherty, a veterinarian and Nobel Laureate graciously accepted becoming a member of the team’s Honorary Advisory Board on June 14, 2013.   The Advisory Board was established in 2010 and now has 28 distinguished members from within the U.S. and worldwide.


Dr. Doherty shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1996 with his Swiss colleague, physician Dr. Rolf Zinkernagel, for their discovery of how the immune system recognizes virus-infected cells.  Not long after, he began commuting between St Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee (USA) and the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Melbourne. His specific research interests are in Cell-mediated immunity, T cell recognition and repertoire, Immunological tolerance, Viral immunology, Immunopathology and Immune memory.


Dr. Doherty graduated from Australia’s University of Queensland in Veterinary Science.  He received his PhD in pathology from the University of Edinburgh (Scotland) Medical School in 1970.  He has written/co-authored 387 scientific publications to date.  Solicited reviews, book chapters and commentary total 142.   In addition, he has authored books, including “The Beginners Guide to Winning the Nobel Prize” (2006), “A Light History of Hot Air” (2007) and “Sentinel Chickens” (2012).  Dr. Doherty has been awarded numerous honorary degrees from many universities worldwide between 1995 and 2012 including DSc, MD, and LLD.


Dr. Doherty is a recognized, longstanding One Health Supporter/Advocate  Please see and