Marrack, Philippa (1945–)

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Marrack, Philippa (1945–)

British-American immunologist. Name variations: Pippa Marrack. Born June 18, 1945, in Ewell, England; Cambridge University, BA, 1967, PhD, 1970; m. John W. Kappler, 1974; children: James and Kate Kappler.

Studied immune system at Cambridge; married research partner John W. Kappler while at University of California, San Diego; with husband, co-founded Denver-based National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine (1979) and studied substances seen as foreign to immune cells called superantigens; worked as professor at University of Colorado Health Science Center; elected to National Academy of Sciences; received Feodor Lynen Medal (1990) and William B. Coley Award (1991).

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