Charles A. Janeway, Jr., M.D.

Charles A. Janeway, Jr.

 Brief Bio

Charles Alderson Janeway, Jr., (1943–2003) was the eighty-first president of the American Association of Immunologists, serving from 1997 to 1998. Janeway was a member of the faculty of the Yale University School of Medicine, where he helped found the Section of Immunobiology in 1988, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator from 1977 to 2003. He was renowned for his fundamental contributions to the study of innate immunity.

By the time he received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School in 1969, Janeway had already received extensive training in immunology under Hugh O. McDevitt (AAI ’69, president 1981–1982) at Harvard and, from 1965 to 1967, under John H. Humphrey (AAI ’63) at the National Institute for Medical Research in Mill Hill, London. Janeway interned at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston before becoming a research associate at the National Institutes of Health, where he worked with William E. Paul (AAI ’67, president 1986–1987) from 1970 to 1975. Following two years as a Mosely Fellow at Uppsala University, Janeway joined the faculty of the Department of Pathology at the Yale University School of Medicine as an assistant professor in 1977, the same year that he was selected as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. He was made professor of pathology in 1983 and professor of immunobiology in 1988. Janeway died of cancer in New Haven, Connecticut, on April 12, 2003.

 AAI Service History

Joined: 1974
President: 1997–1998
Vice President: 1996–1997
Councillor: 1992–1996

The Journal of Immunology
Associate Editor: 1977–1981
Committees
Program Committee: 1975–1978
Membership Committee: 1977–1979
Education Committee: 1981–1984
Committee on Minority Affairs: 1989–1991
Nominating Committee: 1999–2000 (chair)

Other Service
AAI Representative to FASEB Federation Board: 1992–1995

 President's Address

"The Road Less Traveled by: The Role of Innate Immunity in the Adaptive Immune Response," Delivered April 18, 1998

The Journal of Immunology 161, no. 2 (1998): 539–44.

 Awards and Honors

 Institutional/Biographical Links