On World Hepatitis Day, we celebrate Drs. Michael Houghton and D. Lorne Tyrrell

July 28 is World Hepatitis Day

28 July 2022

On World Hepatitis Day, we celebrate:

Nobel Laureate Sir Michael Houghton for discovering the hepatitis C virus and his continuing work on developing a vaccine. He shares the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Dr. Harvey Alter and Dr. Charlie Rice.

Dr. Michael Houghton holding the Nobel Prize in his backyard.



Dr. D. Lorne Tyrrell who received the 2022 Blumberg Prize from the Hepatitis B Foundation for his pioneering work on the basic science and clinical development of new therapeutics for chronic hepatitis B.

Portrait of Dr. D. Lorne Tyrrell