The International Transplantation Society has awarded its first Peter Medawar Prize to two researchers in immunology. Jacques Miller and Sir James L. Gowans received the award last month at the society's 13th congress in San Francisco.

The prize honors the late Medawar, winner of the 1960 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine and a pioneer in transplantation biology. The award emphasizes the society's commitment to research and clinical achievement and notes the importance of past organ transplantation research to current investigations in immunobiology and cellular immunology.

Miller, head of the Thymus Biology Unit at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne, Australia, since 1966, has made many contributions to the understanding of the thymus's role in T cell differentiation. After receiving his medical degree from Sydney University Medical School, he went to London University's Faculty of Medicine, where he was awarded a Ph.D. in experimental pathology...

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