David E. Pegg

Westminster Medical School, University of London;
MRC Clinical Research Centre, Harrow;
Department of Surgery, University of Cambridge;
Biology Department, University of York;
United Kingdom

David Pegg was a founding member of the Society for Cryobiology (1964), and was elected to Fellow in 2005. 

Areas and Achievement

  • Research into the effects of cooling, freezing and exposure  to cryoprotectants on red blood cells, used as a model system to understand freezing injury.
  • Improving the quality of  preservation of human bone  marrow for transplantation.
  • Optimization of solutions  to which kidneys are exposed during hypothermia and cryopreservation.
  • Measurement and modelling  of  tissue CPA concentrations
  • Determination of the mechanisms of freezing injury and of cryoprotectant damage  in rabbit kidneys used as a model system: also in blood vessels and cartilage.
  • Development of the ‘liquidus – tracking’  method to avoid  the formation of  ice during cryopreservation.
  • Design and construction of equipment for cryopreservation.
  • Consultation with others regarding tissue and organ preservation  and transplantation.

Services to the Society
President: 1974 - 1975
Editor in Chief, Cryobiology: 1995 – 2011
Board Member: Several Terms 
Eurpoean Corresponding Editor of  Cryobiology: 1973 – 1994

Scientific Offspring
John Armitage
Barry Fuller
Michael Taylor
Colin Green
Clive Walter
Francoise Arnaud
Ying Ching Song
Qizhi Huang
Xuemei Bai
Keith Rolles
Debra Balderson
Adrian Hayes
James Foreman