Paul Ichiro Terasaki (September 10, 1929 – January 25, 2016) was an American scientist. He worked in the field of human organ transplant technology. He was the Professor Emeritus of Surgery at UCLA School of Medicine. Terasaki was born in Los Angeles, California.
In 1964, Terasaki developed the microcytotoxicity test. This is a tissue-typing test for organ transplant donors and recipients. It required only 1 microliter of antisera used to identify human leukocyte antigens (HLA).
References[change | change source]
- J. Michael Cecka (14 Aug 2003). "Interview with Dr. Paul I. Terasaki" (PDF). American Journal of Transplantation. American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. 3 (9): 1047–1051. doi:10.1034/j.1600-6143.2003.00194.x. PMID 12919082. Retrieved 2008-12-13.
- Renaud, Jean-Paul; Wolpert, Stuart. "Paul Terasaki, 86, transplant medicine pioneer, philanthropist, UCLA faculty member and alumnus". newsroom.ucla.edu. UCLA. Retrieved 2016-01-28.
Other websites[change | change source]
- "Paul I. Terasaki - Real People". Discover Nikkei. International Nikkei Research Project. Retrieved 2008-12-13. See also its links to oral history video clips.