Peter Alfred Gorer
Education and work institutions
He was educated at Charterhouse. He graduated from Guy's Hospital, London in 1929 and then studied genetics under J.B.S. Haldane at University College, London. From 1933 to 1940 Gorer worked at the Lister Institute before returning to Guy's Hospital to work as a pathologist.
Gorer is credited with the co-discovery of histocompatibility antigens and the elucidation of their genetic regulation. Together with George Snell, he helped discover the murine histocompatibility 2 locus, or H-2, which is analogous to the human leukocyte antigen. Gorer also identified antigen II and determined its role in transplant tissue rejection.
- Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1960.
- 1975 Cancer Research Institute William B. Coley Award
- Medawar, P. B. (1961). "Peter Alfred Gorer. 1907-1961". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 7: 95–26. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1961.0008.
- "The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography". 2004. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/33475.
- Cruse, J.M.; R.E. Lewis (2002). Illustrated Dictionary of Immunology. London: CRC Press. p. 259. ISBN 0-8493-1935-8.
- Tauber, A.I.; S.H. Podolsky (2000). The Generation of Diversity. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. pp. 32–33. ISBN 0-674-00182-6.
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