1996 to 2006 ... that's enough time to author a book, and Doherty has: The Beginner's Guide to Winning the Nobel Prize (Columbia University Press). It's a memoir, but it's also an argument for the proper role of science in education and society and an argument against its improper use by corporations, governments, and religious leaders.
And what's one way to win a Nobel? A good upbringing, a good public-school education, and some good pig wrestling. As a veterinary scientist researching animal diseases, it worked for Doherty.