Paul Terasaki

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Terasaki in March 2014

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).[1]

Terasaki died on January 25, 2016 after a long illness in Beverly Hills, California. He was aged 86.[2]

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  1. 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.
  2. Renaud, Jean-Paul; Wolpert, Stuart. "Paul Terasaki, 86, transplant medicine pioneer, philanthropist, UCLA faculty member and alumnus". UCLA. Retrieved 2016-01-28.

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