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

(1944-01-06)January 6, 1944
Nationality Swiss
Known for Cytotoxic T cells

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

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


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