Sir Michael Stoker

Biography of Sir Michael Stoker

Sir Michael George Parke Stoker (1918-2013) was the first Professor of Virology at the University (the first Chair of Virology to be established at a British university), 1958 to 1968, and was appointed Honorary Director of the MRC Unit in 1959.

Stoker studied Medicine at Clare College, Cambridge and St Thomas' Hospital in London and was awarded the Raymond Horton Prize for his MD thesis in 1947, after serving in the RAMC during the Second World War. He was a Fellow of Clare College from 1948 and an assistant tutor and Director of Medical Studies there from 1949 until he came to Glasgow in 1958, with a high reputation for his research on viruses and rickettsiae.

In 1968, Stoker left Glasgow to become Director of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund Laboratories in London, and was subsequently President of Clare Hall, Cambridge. He was made a CBE in 1974 and was knighted in 1980.

Sir Michael Stoker died on the 13th August 2013, aged 95.


Sir Michael Stoker

Born 4 July 1918, England.
Died 13 August 2013.
University Link: Professor
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Occupation categories: virologists
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Record last updated: 29th Aug 2013

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