Tribute to one of the Pioneers of Organ Transplant Medical Science, Alan Ting, Ph.D. (1943 - 2017)

PR PRESSWIRE | Palo Alto University
Alan and Helena Ting
PALO ALTO, Calif., June 2, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alan Ting, Ph.D. had been a major contributor in the field of tissue typing in renal transplantation but also in studies of HLA associations with disease and anthropological studies of HLA. In 1999, his outstanding contribution to the field was recognized with his appointment to the post of President of the American Society of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI).
"Alan was an outstanding scientist and even more important an outstanding human being! His love for his wife was an inspiration for all of us who encountered them as a couple."~ Allen Calvin, Ph.D., President Emeritus, Palo Alto University
Alan Ting, an Australian, was born in Sydney and after schooling he undertook an Honors degree in Zoology, graduating BSc Hons. In 1967, Dr. Peter Morrisreturned from the USA to Melbourne University, Australia, to the Department of Surgery to join the new renal transplant program with the aim of establishing tissue typing and transplant immunology laboratories. Alan Ting joined Dr. Morris as his first PhD student and earned his Doctorate Degree in 1972. Continue reading

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