Japan Prize Laureates

Laureates of the Japan Prize

Dr. Jack L. Strominger

Dr. Jack L. Strominger

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  • Date of Birth:
    7 August 1925

Outline of Achievements

Outline of Achievements

The 1999 Japan Prize

Major Awards

1960 John J. Abel Award in Pharmacology
1962 Paul-Lewis Laboratories Award in Enzyme Chemistry
1968 National Academy of Sciences Award in Microbiology in honor of Selman Waxman
1986 Rose Payne Award, American Society for Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics
1990 Hoescht-Roussel Award, American Society for Microbiology Pasteur Medal in Gold
1995 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize, Columbia University

Membership in Academic Institutions and Societies

American Academy of Arts and Sciences (elected 1968)
National Academy of Sciences of the USA (elected 1970)
American Philosophical Society (elected 1994)
American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
American Association for Advancement of Sciences
American Association of Immunologists
7American Society of Microbiologists
American Society of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics
American Chemical Society

Academic Degrees

1947 A.B. Harvard University
1948 M.D. Yale University

Professional Career

1955-58 Assistant Professor, Washington University School of Medicine
1958-60 Associate Professor, Washington University School of Medicine
1960-64 Professor, Washington University School of Medicine
1964-68 Professor, University of Wisconsin Medical School 1968- Professor of Biochemistry, Harvard University
1970-73 Chairman, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Harvard University
1983- Present Higgins Professor of Biochemistry, Harvard University Scientific member, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School


  • Higgins Professor of Biochmistry, Harvard University.

Major Publications and Scientific Papers

  • Turner, M.J., Cresswell, P., Parham. P., Strominger, J.L., Mann, D.L., and Sanderson, A.R. Purification and some properties of papain-solubilized histocompatibility antigens from a cultured human lymphoblastoid line, RPMI 4265. J. Biol. Chem. 250: 4512-4519, 1975.
  • Orr, H.T., Lopez de Castro, J.A., Lancet, D. and Strominger, J.L. Complete amino acid sequence of a papain-solubilized human histocompatibility antigen, HLA-B7. 2. Sequence determination and search for homologies. Biochemistry 18: 5711-5719, 1979.
  • Silver, M.L., Guo, H.-C., Strominger, J.L. and Wiley, D.C. Atomic structure of a human MHC molecule presenting an influenza virus peptide. Nature 360: 367-369, 1992.
  • Gorga, J., Horejsi, V., Johnson, D., Raghupathy, R. and Strominger, J.L. Purification and characterization of class II histocompatibility antigens from a homozygous human B cell line. J. Biol. Chem. 262: 16087-16094, 1987.
  • Gorga, J.C., Brown, J.H., Jardetzky, T., Wiley, D.C., and Strominger, J.L. Crystallization of HLA-DR antigens. Res. Immunol. 142: 401-407, 1991.
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