Notable Members

Over the course of the past century, a number of AAI members have been awarded the highest honors in the scientific world. The distinguished membership of AAI has included 25 Nobel Laureates, 50 Lasker recipients, and more than 200 recipients of a dozen of the most prestigious national and international awards for science and immunology.


First awarded in 1901, the Nobel Prize is recognized internationally as the most prestigious award conferred upon scientists for achievements in physiology or medicine, chemistry, and physics. Karl Landsteiner (AAI '22) was the first active member awarded a Nobel Prize, receiving the 1930 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine “for his discovery of human blood groups.”

Of the 25 Nobel Laureates who were members of AAI, 24 were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

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Since 1946, the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation has recognized outstanding contributions to biomedical science. The Lasker Awards are widely recognized as the highest honors bestowed upon biomedical scientists by an American organization.

AAI members' accomplishments have been recognized by the Lasker Foundation since the awards were first presented. In all, 50 AAI members have received Lasker Awards, and at least one AAI member has been recognized in each of the four award categories.

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The outstanding contributions of AAI members to immunology and science have been recognized both nationally and internationally. AAI members have been awarded several of the most distinguished scientific awards from organizations, foundations, and governments around the world, including the United States, Germany, Canada, Japan, and Israel.

Among the many awards that AAI members have received are the National Medal of Science, William B. Coley Awards, Robert Koch Prize, Gairdner Award, Kyoto Prize, Novartis Immunology Prizes, and L'Oréal-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science.

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