Paul Ichiro Terasaki to be awarded UCLA Medal
Paul Ichiro Terasaki, a pioneer in organ transplant medicine, will be awarded the UCLA Medal, the university's highest honor, at the UCLA College of Letters and Science commencement ceremony on June 15.
Terasaki, a professor emeritus of surgery who earned three degrees at UCLA, was the first to devise a method to perform "tissue typing" and to develop antibodies to be used in that procedure, which assesses the compatibility of organ donors and recipients. With eight former graduate students, he launched a company, One Lambda, in 1984 that has played a central role in the development and advancement of tissue typing.
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