John Y. Sugg, Ph.D.

John Y. Sugg

 Brief Bio

John Young Sugg (1904–1988), elected in 1938, was the third editor-in-chief (EIC) of The Journal of Immunology, overseeing the journal from 1955 to 1968, and the third secretary-treasurer of the AAI, serving from 1951 to 1954. Toward the end of his twelve-plus year term as EIC, the cover of the journal was completely redesigned to include the dark golden color that would identify the journal for the next two decades. Sugg spent nearly his entire career at the Cornell University Medical College, where he was a faculty member for over thirty years.

Sugg received his Ph.D in bacteriology from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 1931. Sugg had risen from assistant (1928–1930) to instructor in the Department of Bacteriology and Immunology at Vanderbilt in 1930, while still a graduate student, and he remained there as an instructor for an additional year after earning his degree. Sugg left Nashville for New York City and joined the faculty of the Cornell University Medical College in 1932. At Cornell, he rose from instructor (1932–1935) to assistant professor (1935–1943), associate professor (1943–1969), and professor (1964–1969) of bacteriology. In 1969, Sugg retired from Cornell, was named emeritus professor, and relocated to Tucson, where he was a research professor in the Department of Microbiology and Medical Technology at the University of Arizona for the next ten years. 

 AAI Service History

Joined: 1938
Secretary-Treasurer: 1951–1954
Councillor: 1954–1955, 1963–1964

The Journal of Immunology
Editor-in-Chief: 1955–1968
Committee to Revise the Constitution and Bylaws: 1955–1956