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Oral History Project

The AAI Oral History Project is a major centennial initiative to provide contemporary investigators and the public a rare view into the lives and times of influential immunologists. AAI arranged for the award-winning oral historian Brien Williams, Ph.D., to begin interviewing past AAI presidents in the spring of 2012. Interviewees were asked about their family backgrounds, early interest in science, reasons for studying immunology, career and research highlights, challenges faced balancing professional and private life, hobbies outside of the laboratory, major changes in immunology over the course of their careers, and the future of immunology and science in the United States.

Herman N. Eisen, M.D. (AAI '51)

Herman N. Eisen
President, 1968–1969
AAI '51

K. Frank Austen, M.D. (AAI '62)

K. Frank Austen
President, 1977–1978
AAI '62

David W. Talmage, M.D. (AAI '58)

David W. Talmage
President, 1978–1979
AAI '54

Jonathan W. Uhr, M.D. (AAI '58)

Jonathan W. Uhr
President, 1983–1984
AAI '58

William E. Paul, M.D. (AAI '67)

William E. Paul
President, 1986–1987
AAI '67

Max D. Cooper, M.D. (AAI '66)

Max D. Cooper
President, 1988–1989
AAI '66

Henry Metzger, M.D. (AAI '65)

Henry Metzger
President, 1991–1992
AAI '65

Frank W. Fitch, M.D., Ph.D. (AAI '61)

Frank W. Fitch
President, 1992–1993
AAI '61

Ellen S. Vitetta, Ph.D. (AAI '74)

Ellen S. Vitetta
President, 1993–1994
AAI '74

Irving L. Weissman, M.D. (AAI '71)

Irving L. Weissman
President, 1994–1995
AAI '71

Richard W. Dutton, Ph.D. (AAI '63)

Richard W. Dutton
President, 1995–1996
AAI '63

Katherine L. Knight, Ph.D. (AAI '68)

Katherine L. Knight
President, 1996–1997
AAI '68

Roger M. Perlmutter, M.D., Ph.D. (AAI '83)

Roger M. Perlmutter
President, 1999–2000
AAI '83

Philippa Marrack, Ph.D. (AAI '74)

Philippa Marrack
President, 2000–2001
AAI '74

James P. Allison, Ph.D. (AAI '78)

James P. Allison
President, 2001–2002
AAI '78

Paul W. Kincade, Ph.D. (AAI '75)

Paul W. Kincade
President, 2002–2003
AAI '75

Laurie H. Glimcher, M.D. (AAI '83)

Laurie H. Glimcher
President, 2003–2004
AAI '83

Susan L. Swain, Ph.D. (AAI '77)

Susan L. Swain
President, 2004–2005
AAI '77

Paul M. Allen, Ph.D. (AAI '85)

Paul M. Allen
President, 2005–2006
AAI '85

Lewis L. Lanier, Ph.D. (AAI '80)

Lewis L. Lanier
President, 2006–2007
AAI '80

Olivera J. Finn, Ph.D. (AAI '83)

Olivera J. Finn
President, 2007–2008
AAI '83

Arthur Weiss, M.D., Ph.D. (AAI '81)

Arthur Weiss
President, 2008–2009
AAI '81

Betty A. Diamond, M.D. (AAI '80)

Betty A. Diamond
President, 2009–2010
AAI '80

Jeffrey A. Frelinger, Ph.D. (AAI '76)

Jeffrey A. Frelinger
President, 2010–2011
AAI '76

Leslie J. Berg, Ph.D. (AAI '94)

Leslie J. Berg
President, 2011–2012
AAI '94

The opinions expressed in these oral histories are those of the interviewees and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of The American Association of Immunologists.


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