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The American Association of Immunologists, founded in 1913, is dedicated to advancing the field of immunology and fostering development opportunities for researchers at every career stage. Its members work together to address common interests and push forward the boundaries of knowledge.

From the AAI President

JoAnne Flynn


As she assumes the leadership of AAI, new president (2018-2019) JoAnne L. Flynn, Ph.D., shares her President’s Message with AAI members.

Jeffrey V. Ravetch, M.D., Ph.D., AAI ’99, has been selected to receive the 2018 Robert Koch Award in recognition of his groundbreaking work analyzing antibody response.
Akiko Iwasaki, Ph.D., AAI ’00, Dennis L. Kasper, M.D., AAI ’75, Dr. Michael Reth, AAI (Hon.) ’08, David D. Schatz, Ph.D., AAI ’97, and Arlene H. Sharpe, M.D., Ph.D., AAI ’96 (past AAI president, 2016-17) are among 2018 electees as members/foreign associates of the National Academy of Sciences.
Max D. Cooper, M.D., AAI '66 (past AAI president, 1988-89) and Jacques F. A. P. Miller, M.D., Ph.D., AAI Hon. '68, are 2018 Japan Prize co-recipients.
Alexander Y. Rudensky, Ph.D., AAI ’94, is the recipient of the 2018 Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science.
Avery August, Ph.D., AAI ’99, has been appointed Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at Cornell University.
Shannon J. Turley, Ph.D., AAI '05, is the recipient of the 2017 Frederick W. Alt Award.
More Member News

Following are current-year notices and obituaries. To view the archive obituaries, click here.

Harald von Boehmer, M.D., Ph.D., AAI (Hon.) '92, Professor Emeritus, Harvard Med. Sch. and Dana-Farber Cancer Inst. (d. 6/24/2018)
Thomas Ray Jerrells, Ph.D., AAI ’80, Professor (retired), Univ. of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha (d. 5/22/2018)
Sang A. Park, Ph.D., AAI '18, Postdoctoral Fellow, NIH/NIDCR, Bethesda, MD (d. 1/22/2018)
Julius S. Youngner, AAI '50, Professor, Univ. of Pittsburgh Sch. of Med., Pittsburgh, PA (d. 4/27/2017)
Mark A. Wainberg, Ph.D., AAI '76, Retired, Jewish Gen. Hosp. McGill Univ., Quebec, Canada (d. 4/11/2017)
Luigi Varesio, Ph.D., AAI '10, Chief, Giannina Gaslini Inst., Liguria, Italy (d. 12/2/2017)
Bonnie J. Mathieson, Ph.D., AAI '78, Retired, NIH, Bethesda, MD (d. 1/8/2018)
Derek N. Hart, M.D., AAI '10, Professor,  Univ. of Sydney, Sydney, Australia (d. 12/12/2017)
Charles D. Surh, Ph.D., AAI '95, Professor,  Inst. for Basic Science (IBS), Pohang, South Korea (d. 10/6/2017)
Jon J. Van Rood, M.D., Ph.D., (Honorary) AAI '79, Leiden, The Netherlands (d. 7/21/2017)
Robert B. Nussenblatt, M.D., M.P.H., AAI '82, Chief of Laboratory of Immunology,  NIH-NEI, Bethesda, MD (d. 4/17/2016)
James J. Lee, Ph.D., AAI '02, Professor,  Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ (d. 3/25/2017)
James R. Dasch, Ph.D., AAI '84, Director,  Abazyme, Needham, MA (d. 3/28/2017)
Thomas M. Yankee, Pharm.D., Ph.D., AAI '03, Associate Professor,  Univ. of Kansas Med. Ctr., Kansas City, KS (d. 6/23/2017)
Arthur G. Johnson, Ph.D., AAI '57, Professor and Chairman Emeritus, Univ. of Minnesota Med. Sch., Duluth, MN (d. 01/08/2017)
David D. Porter, M.D., AAI '69, Professor Emeritus, Univ. of California, Santa Monica, CA (d. 02/13/2017)
Maria Estela B. Roux, Ph.D., AAI '82, Career Investigator, CONICET, Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 06/18/2017)
Charles D. Mills, Ph.D., AAI '16, Founder, BioMed. Consultants, Marine on St. Croix, MN (d. 05/28/2017)
Michael A. Beaven, Ph.D., AAI '88, Scientist Emeritus, NHLBI, NIH, Bethesda, MD (d. 04/08/2017)
Douglas D. Redelman, Ph.D., AAI '77, Research Professor, Univ. of Nevada Sch. of Med., Reno, NV (d. 02/07/2017)
George Klein, M.D., (Honorary) AAI '73, Research Group Leader, Karolinska Inst., Stockholm, Sweden (d.12/10/2016)
Joy Williams, Ph.D., AAI '14, Staff Scientist, NCI, NIH, Bethesda, MD (d. 11/18/2016)
Daniel R. Salomon, M.D., AAI '11, Professor, Scripps Res. Inst., La Jolla, CA (d. 11/10/2016)
Henry N. Claman, M.D., AAI '65, Professor, Univ. of Colorado Hlth. Sci. Ctr., Aurora, CO (d. 09/03/2016)
Richard R. Hardy, Ph.D., AAI '96, Professor, Inst. for Cancer Res., Philadelphia, PA (d. 05/29/2016)

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