Tasuku Honjo, M.D., Ph.D., AAI (Hon.) '88, is the 2016 recipient of the Kyoto Prize in Life Sciences, for discovery of the mechanism responsible for the functional diversification of antibodies, immunoregulatory molecules, and clinical applications of PD-1.
Alberto Montovani, M.D., AAI '03, and Michel C. Nussenzweig, M.D., Ph.D., AAI '91, have been named recipients of the 2016 Robert Koch Award for pioneering research that has resulted in new treatment options relevant to cancer and the fight against HIV infection.
Arup K. Chakraborty, Ph.D., AAI '07, Ronald N. Germain, M.D., Ph.D., AAI '78, Antonio Lanzavecchia, M.D., AAI Hon. '00, Kenneth M. Murphy, M.D., Ph.D., AAI '95, Hidde L. Ploegh, Ph.D., AAI '93,
Herbert W. Virgin, IV, M.D., Ph.D., AAI '92, Gabriel A. Rabinovich, Ph.D., AAI '03, and Ian A. Wilson, D. Sc., Ph.D., AAI '14, have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
Carl F. Nathan, M.D., AAI '76, and Warren J. Leonard, M.D., AAI 86, have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, for their respective achievements in the AAAS section categories of Cellular & Developmental Biology, Microbiology, and Immunology (Nathan) and Medical Sciences, Clinical Medicine, and Public Health (Leonard).