Donald Metcalf, M.D.

Donald Metcalf

 Lasker Award

1993 Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award “for his outstanding discovery of the colony-stimulating factors, two of which are widely used to treat patients with cancer and diseases of blood cell formation.” Click here for more details.

 AAI Service History

Joined: 1992

 Institutional/Biographical Links

Donald Metcalf

AAI honorary member Donald Metcalf, M.D. (AAI Hon. ’92), died on December 15, 2014, at the age of 85. A leading cancer researcher known as the father of modern hematology, Dr. Metcalf was a professor emeritus at Australia’s Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI). His many collaborations with immunologists over many years spurred major contributions to the field, including through his early studies on the biology of the thymus and later research on immune system development. Online tributes to Metcalf include those published by The Guardian, Immunity, Nature: Immunology & Cell Biology, and WEHI. Inspired by Metcalf’s extraordinary contributions to medical science and to the careers of many young researchers over six decades, a memorial scholarship fund has been established at WEHI in his name.