Japan Prize Laureates

Laureates of the Japan Prize

Dr. Don C. Wiley

Dr. Don C. Wiley

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  • Date of Birth:
    21 October 1944

Outline of Achievements

Outline of Achievements

The 1999 Japan Prize

Major Awards

1990 Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize, Columbia University
1992 William B. Coley Award for Distinguished Research in Fundamental Immunology sponsored by the Cancer Research Institute
1992 V.D. Mattia Award sponsored by the Roche Institute
1993 The Passano Foundation Award
1993 Emil von Behring Prize
1994 Gairdner Foundation International Award
1995 Doctorate Honoris Causa, The University of Leiden, The Netherlands
1995 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award
1996 The Rose Payne Distinguished Scientist Award

Membership in Academic Institutions and Societies

American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Chemical Society
American Crystallographic Association
American Philosophical Society Member
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
American Society for Microbiology
American Society for Virology
Biophysical Society
Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International
National Academy of Sciences Fellow
The Protein Society


  • John L. Loeb Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Harvard University

Academic Degrees

1966 B.S. Tufts University
1971 Ph.D. Harvard University

Professional Career

1971-75 Assistant Professor, Harvard University
1975-79 Associate Professor, Harvard University
1979-98 Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Harvard University
1980-92 Chairman, Committee on Higher Degrees in Biophysics, Harvard University
1990-Pres Research Associate in Medicine, The Children's Hospital
1992-95 Chairman, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology Harvard University
1995-Present Affiliate, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University
1998-Present John L. Loeb Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator,Harvard University

Major Publications and Scientific Papers

  • Bjorkman, P.J., Saper, M., Samraoui, B., Bennett, W., Strominger, J.L. and Wiley, D.C. Structure of the Human Class I Histocompatibility Antigen, HLA-A2, Nature 329, 506-512, 1987.
  • Madden, D.R., Gorga, J.C., Strominger, J.L. and Wiley, D.C. The Structure of HLA-B27 Reveals Nonamer 'Self-Peptides' Bound in an Extended Conformation, Nature 353, 321-325, 1991.
  • Brown, J.H., Jardetzky, T.S., Gorga, J.C., Stern, L.J., Urban, R.G., Strominger, J.L. and Wiley, D.C. The Three-Dimensional Structure of the Human Class II Histocompatibility Antigen HLA-DR1. Nature 364, 33-39, 1993.
  • Stern, L.J., Brown, J.H., Jardetzky, T.S. and Wiley, D.C. Crystal structure of the human class II MHC protein HLA-DR1 complexed with an influenza virus peptide. Nature 368, 215-221, 1994.
  • Garboczi, D.N., Ghosh, P., Utz., U., Fan, Q.R., Biddison, W.E. and Wiley, D.C. Structure of the Complex between Human T Cell Receptor, Viral Peptide, and HLA-A2, Nature 384, 134-141, 1996.
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