125th Anniversary Speakers
Nobel laureate to discuss infections
By Jeffrey Douglas
Spectrum Volume 20 Issue 05 - September 25, 1997
1996 Nobel Laureate Peter C. Doherty will present an address entitled "Cell-Mediated Immunity in Virus Infections" at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine on Thursday, Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the College Center.
Doherty holds the Michael F. Tamer Chair of Biomedical Research and serves as chairman of the Department of Immunology at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. He is also professor of pediatrics and pathology at the University of Tennessee.
His pioneering work in cellular immunology has provided important insights regarding T-Cell initiation of the body's immune response, work that has important implications for auto-immune diseases, organ transplantation, graft rejection and vaccine design.
Doherty's lecture kicks off the VMRCVM's six-week "New Horizons in Veterinary Medicine Speaker Series," which has been produced in honor of Virginia Tech's 125th Anniversary Celebration.
"Our institution is nationally recognized for academic programs which prepare veterinarians for work in `non-traditional' areas of veterinary medicine," Eyre said. "Many of these speakers will showcase some of these emerging ways in which this profession is serving society, and we are delighted they have agreed to be a part of the series."
The presentation is open to the public. A reception will follow.