Peter Goodfellow

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Peter Neville Goodfellow
Born (1951-08-04) 4 August 1951 (age 63)[1]
Institutions University of Cambridge
Alma mater University of Bristol
University of Oxford
Thesis Biochemical and genetic studies of human tissue antigens (1975)
Notable awards Fellow of the Royal Society (1992)
Spouse Julia Goodfellow[1]

Peter Neville Goodfellow, FRS (born 4 August 1951) is a British geneticist best known for his work on sex determination and the SRY gene that encodes Testis determining factor. He was Balfour Professor of Genetics at the University of Cambridge between 1992 and 1996. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1992.

Personal life[edit]

Goodfellow completed his BSc degree in Microbiology at the University of Bristol in 1972[2] and obtained a DPhil degree from Oxford University[3]

In 1972 he married Julia Mary Lansdall, later CEO of the BBSRC; they have one son and one daughter.

In 2002, he received an Honorary Doctor of Science (Hon DSc) degree from the University of Bristol[4]