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James P. Allison
James P. Allison in 2018
BornJames Patrick Allison[1]
(1948-08-07) August 7, 1948 (age 73)
Alice, Texas
ResidenceHouston, Texas
InstitutionsM. D. Anderson Cancer Center
Weill Cornell Medicine
University of California, Berkeley
Alma materUniversity of Texas, Austin
Doctoral advisorG. Barrie Kitto
Known forCancer immunotherapy
Notable awardsBreakthrough Prize in Life Sciences (2014)
Tang Prize (2014)[2]
Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize (2014)
Harvey Prize (2014)
Gairdner Foundation International Award (2014)
Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award (2015)[3]
Wolf Prize (2017)
Balzan Prize (2017, jointly with Robert D. Schreiber)
The Sjöberg Prize (2017, jointly with Anthony R. Hunter)
King Faisal International Prize (2018)
Albany Medical Center Prize (2018)
Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research (2018)[4]
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (2018)
This person won a Nobel Prize
James Patrick Allison (born August 7, 1948) is an American immunologist. He is a professor and chair of Immunology and executive director of immunotherapy platform at the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. His discoveries have led to new cancer treatments for the deadliest cancers. He is also the director of the Cancer Research Institute (CRI). He is thought to be the first person to isolate the T-cell antigen receptor complex protein.[5]

In 2018, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine along with Tasuku Honjo.[6][7]