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ⓘ Paul Terasaki. Paul Ichiro Terasaki was an American scientist. He worked in the field of human organ transplant technology. He was the Professor Emeritus of Sur ..




Paul Terasaki
                                     

ⓘ Paul Terasaki

Paul Ichiro Terasaki 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.

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

                                     

1. Other websites

  • "Paul I. Terasaki - Real People". Discover Nikkei. International Nikkei Research Project. Retrieved 2008-12-13. See also its links to oral history video clips.