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Ruy Perez Tamayo

Ruy Perez Tamayo, Mexican immunologist and pathologist (Tampico, Tamaulipas State 08 November 1924 – Ensenada, Baja California State 27 January 2022)

With M. Ihnen described the effect of methionine on wounds cicatrization

With R. Kretschmer performed important studies on role that antibodies play in immune rejection (1953)

With I. Monfort first demonstrated the presence of collagenase in the normal myocardium (1975)

With I. Monfort. Two antigenically different types of macrophages. Exp. Biol. Med. 138(1):204-7, 1971

With K.K. Jain, A.J. Braze & M.A. Shapiro presented the first report of aberrant right subclavian artery and scimitar syndrome in the same patient (2012)

With A. Gonzalez, I. Montfort et al. first to trace amebopore in an in vivo model of amebic liver abscesses (2008)

With E. Ramos, I. Monfort et al. first to observe apoptosis in Entamoeba histolytica (2007)

With M. Selman, M. Montaño & I. Monfort. A new model of diffuse interstitial pulmonary fibrosis in the rat. Exp. Mol. Pathol. 43(3):375-87, 1985   

With F. Ramos Niembro, D. Alarcón & J. Alcocer proposed the use of colchicine for treatment of sclerodermia (1979)


His book Mechanisms of disease. An Introduction to Pathology (1961) was utilized by medical colleges in United States


Visiting Professor at Harvard University, Johns Hopkins, Yale, Minnesota, Chicago, Galveston and Tel Aviv Universities (1980s)