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Rolf M. Zinkernagel

Swiss immunologist

Rolf Martin Zinkernagel AC, FAA (born January 6, 1944) is a Swiss immunologist at the University of Zurich.

Rolf Martin Zinkernagel
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Zinkernagel at the Erudite Conclave 2011 in Thiruvananthapuram, India
Rolf Martin Zinkernagel

(1944-01-06)January 6, 1944[1]
Known forCytotoxic T cells

He is best known for his discovery of how the immune system recognizes virus-infected cells.[2] For his discovery, Zinkernagel shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Peter C. Doherty in 1996.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Rolf M. Zinkernagel - Facts". Retrieved 2014-06-28.
  2. "Feodor Lynen - Biographical". Retrieved 2014-03-30.