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The American Association of Immunologists, founded in 1913, is dedicated to advancing the field of immunology and fostering development opportunities for researchers at every career stage. Its members work together to address common interests and push forward the boundaries of knowledge.

Meet the 2020
Distinguished Fellows of AAI

The American Association of Immunologists (AAI) proudly announces the 2020 Distinguished Fellows of AAI. This program, established in 2019, annually recognizes members for distinguished careers and outstanding scientific contributions as well as service to AAI and the immunology community.

Meet the Class of 2020  

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. (AAI ’73)is the recipient of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Public Service Award, for his decades of outstanding leadership in basic and applied research to prevent, diagnose, and treat daunting infectious diseases.
Douglas R. Green, Ph.D. (AAI ’84), former AAI president Marc K. Jenkins, Ph.D. (AAI ’88)Carl H. June, M.D. (AAI ’87)Judy Lieberman, M.D., Ph.D. (AAI ’19), and Miriam Merad, M.D., Ph.D. (AAI ’19)have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
Shimon Sakaguchi, M.D., Ph.D. (AAI ’90), is the recipient of the 2020 Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize in honor of his pioneering discoveries of regulatory T cells and their instrumental role in self-tolerance.
Sarah L. Gaffen, Ph.D. (AAI ’00), and Vijay K, Kuchroo, D.V.M., Ph.D. (AAI ’86), are co-recipients of the 2020 ICIS-BioLegend William E. Paul Award, in recognition of their combined contributions deciphering the role of a key cytokine, IL-17, in health and disease.
Warren J. Leonard, M.D. (AAI ’86), has been selected to receive the 2020 Seymour and Vivian Milstein Award for Excellence in Interferon and Cytokine Research for his groundbreaking contributions to research on the basic biology and translational aspects of cytokine signaling.
Thomas F. Gajewski, M.D., Ph.D. (AAI ’96) is awarded the 2019 ESMO Immuno-Oncology Award for his groundbreaking work uncovering why some are resistant to immunotherapy and how to restore the anti-cancer immune response.
More Member News

Following are recent obituaries. To view the AAI In Memoriam Page, click here.

Mark D. Grebenau, M.D., Ph.D., J.D., AAI Emeritus ’83, Consultant (formerly with Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Corp.), West Orange, NJ (d. 3/13/2020)
Wendy L. Havran, Ph.D., AAI ’85, Professor, Scripps Res., La Jolla, CA (d.1/20/2020)
Sarkis H. Ohanian, Ph.D., AAI ’71, Microbiologist (retired), U.S. Food & Drug Administration (d. 9/23/2019)
John Mendelsohn, M.D., AAI ’73, Associate Editor for The JI (1980–1984), President Emeritus, Univ. of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Ctr. (d. 1/7/2019)
Morris J. Karnovsky, MB BCh., D.Sc., AAI ’73, Professor Emeritus, Harvard Med. Sch. (d. 1/21/2018)
Stephen I. Katz, M.D., Ph.D., AAI ’75, Associate Editor for The JI (1981–1985), NIAMS - NIH, Bethesda, MD (d. 12/20/2018)
Henry Metzger, M.D., AAI ’65, past AAI president (1991–1992) and secretary-treasurer (1970–1986), Scientist Emeritus, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, NIH (d. 11/20/2018)
D. Mark Estes, Ph.D., AAI ’94, Professor (retired), Univ. of Georgia (d. 7/10/2018)
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