Dr. Rupert A. L. Perrin
|Dr. Perrin was twice
nominated for a Nobel Prize in science based on his development of specific
methods of diagnosing various diseases in humans and animals. Dr.
Perrin currently resides in Las Vegas, NV.
Born in 1929 in Havana, Cuba, his family moved to Jamaica in 1934. He was the youngest person to graduate from high school at the age of 15. In 1945, Dr. Perrin passed the Cambridge University Senior School Examination and he was awarded The Jamaica Scholarship to study at Oxford University in England. Graduating with high honors in organic and physical chemistry, he won a second scholarship to study at McGill Medical School in Montreal, Canada. Dr. Perrin earned his medical degree in 1953.
After medical school, Dr. Perrin returned to Jamaica for two years where he supervised a series of research projects sponsored by the British Commonwealth Special Funds. From 1959 to 1969, Dr. Perrin was both a teacher and researcher at the University of Southern California Medical School. During this time, Dr. Perrin founded his own private Endocrine Laboratory to develop and extract growth hormones from human pituitary glands to assist children with growth deficiencies. Today these hormone extracts are being promoted as an anti-aging treatment.
Dr. Perrin developed the first early pregnancy test, and was the main source of antigens and antibodies used by other labs around the world. The PSA test is used to detect the presence of prostate cancer. Dr. Perrin's major accomplishment in medicine was the identification of Neopterin which plays a primary role in the organization and function of the immune system. Neopterin is a unique screening tool used to test the presence of AIDS and the HIV-1 virus in blood donors and organ transplant screening.
In 1983, Dr. Perrin received the Wisdom Award which is given to those persons who display excellence in various fields of study. The first recipients of the Wisdom Award included Albert Einstein, Linus Pauling, Samuel Golding, Dr. Jonas Salk, Dr. Armand Hammer, Harry S. Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower. In 1989, Dr. Perrin was inducted into the New York Academy of Sciences. In 1999, Dr. Perrin was given an award by the Chinese government for advances in the science of Endocrinology.