We at the Dunn School of Pathology are very sad to learn of the death of Professor Sir Henry Harris. We offer our condolences to his family.
Sir Henry was Professor of Pathology from 1963 till 1979, and Regius Professor of Medicine from 1979 to 1992; he was Head of the Dunn School from 1963 until 1994. A world-class molecular and cell biologist, Sir Henry discovered that it was possible to fuse mammalian cells of different types and even of different species. This breakthrough led to many important discoveries including tumour suppressor genes and monoclonal antibodies. Sir Henry energetically transformed the Dunn School into an early adopter of modern molecular biology, thereby ensuring that it maintained its former outstanding status.
The funeral will be a private family affair and any plans for a later memorial event will be circulated in the future.