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Biography of Bill Jarrett

Bill Jarrett in Kenya
Bill Jarrett in Kenya

William Fleming Hoggan (known as Bill) Jarrett (1928- ) was appointed titular Professor of Veterinary Medicine in 1964 and was Professor of Veterinary Pathology from 1968 until 1990. In 2002 he was awarded the honorary degree of DVMS.

Jarrett studied at the Glasgow Veterinary College, qualifying MRCVS with honours in 1949 and at the University, graduating PhD in 1955. He was a research student for three years before his appointment as a lecturer at the Department of Veterinary Pathology in 1952. He was Head of Hospital Pathology at the department from 1953 until 1961 and then a Reader in Pathology from 1962 to 1965, went on secondment for a year to the University of East Africa and then returned to Glasgow as titular Professor of Experimental Veterinary Medicine. His research interests lay in the fields of tumours viruses, leukemia and immunology and in 1964 his identification of the feline leukaemia virus laid the groundwork for the discovery of the human leukemia virus and the HIV virus.

In 1989, Jarrett was awarded the Scottish Science Award for his research in the fields of cancer and aids. He died on 27 August 2011.


Bill Jarrett

Born 1928.
Died 27 August 2011.
GU Degrees: DVMS, 2002; PhD, 1955;
University Link: Alumnus, Honorary Graduate, Professor
Occupation categories: veterinarians
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Record last updated: 9th Jan 2014

Country Associations

Scotland Scotland, Glasgow
Place of Birth

Scotland Scotland, Glasgow
Place of Death

Kenya Kenya, Nairobi

University Connections

University Roles

  • Alumnus
  • Honorary Graduate
  • Professor

Academic Posts


World Changing Achievements

Bill Jarrett is listed on the University of Glasgow World Changing website.

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