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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.

From the AAI President

JoAnne Flynn


As she assumes the leadership of AAI, new president (2018-2019) JoAnne L. Flynn, Ph.D., shares her President’s Message with AAI members.

AAI members Mark S. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D., AAI ’04, Karl Mark Ansel, Ph.D., AAI ’08, Jason G. Cyster, Ph.D., AAI ’97, Adrian Erlebacher, M.D., Ph.D., AAI ’05, Matthew F. Krummel, Ph.D., AAI ’02, and Qizhi Tang, Ph.D., AAI ’07 are among the leaders of the newly-launched Immuno-X Initiative at UCSF.
James P. Allison, Ph.D., AAI '78 (past AAI president, 2001-02), Carl H. June, M.D., AAI '87, and Steven A. Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D., AAI '72, are awarded the Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research.
Betty Diamond, M.D., AAI ’80 (past AAI president, 2009-10), is the recipient of the 2018 Lupus Insight Prize.
Ann Griffith, Ph.D., AAI ’12, and Sergio Cepeda, AAI (Tr.) ’16, are selected as HHMI Gilliam Fellowships Program grant recipients.
John R. Lukens, Ph.D., AAI ’15, had his publication from The Journal of Immunology, reporting the role of the maternal microbiome in autism, featured in Newsweek.
Jeffrey V. Ravetch, M.D., Ph.D., AAI ’99, has been selected to receive the 2018 Robert Koch Award in recognition of his groundbreaking work analyzing antibody response.
More Member News

Following are current-year notices and obituaries. To view the archive obituaries, click here.

Ian Michael Orme, Ph.D., (AAI ’88), University Distinguished Professor, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO (d. 6/19/2018)
Past AAI president Kimishige Ishizaka, M.D., Ph.D. (AAI ’58), President and Scientific Director (retired), La Jolla Inst. for Allergy and Immunology (d. 7/6/2018)
Arthur M. Dannenberg, Jr., M.D., Ph.D. (AAI ’60), Professor (retired), Johns Hopkins Univ. (d. 6/15/2018)
Harald von Boehmer, M.D., Ph.D., (AAI Hon. '92), Professor Emeritus, Harvard Med. Sch. and Dana-Farber Cancer Inst. (d. 6/24/2018)
Thomas Ray Jerrells, Ph.D., AAI ’80, Professor (retired), Univ. of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha (d. 5/22/2018)
Sang A. Park, Ph.D., AAI '18, Postdoctoral Fellow, NIH/NIDCR, Bethesda, MD (d. 1/22/2018)
Julius S. Youngner, AAI '50, Professor, Univ. of Pittsburgh Sch. of Med., Pittsburgh, PA (d. 4/27/2017)
Mark A. Wainberg, Ph.D., AAI '76, Retired, Jewish Gen. Hosp. McGill Univ., Quebec, Canada (d. 4/11/2017)
Luigi Varesio, Ph.D., AAI '10, Chief, Giannina Gaslini Inst., Liguria, Italy (d. 12/2/2017)
Bonnie J. Mathieson, Ph.D., AAI '78, Retired, NIH, Bethesda, MD (d. 1/8/2018)
Derek N. Hart, M.D., AAI '10, Professor,  Univ. of Sydney, Sydney, Australia (d. 12/12/2017)
Charles D. Surh, Ph.D., AAI '95, Professor, Inst. for Basic Science (IBS), Pohang, South Korea (d. 10/6/2017)
Jon J. Van Rood, M.D., Ph.D., (Honorary) AAI '79, Leiden, The Netherlands (d. 7/21/2017)
Robert B. Nussenblatt, M.D., M.P.H., AAI '82, Chief of Laboratory of Immunology,  NIH-NEI, Bethesda, MD (d. 4/17/2016)
James J. Lee, Ph.D., AAI '02, Professor,  Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ (d. 3/25/2017)
James R. Dasch, Ph.D., AAI '84, Director,  Abazyme, Needham, MA (d. 3/28/2017)
Thomas M. Yankee, Pharm.D., Ph.D., AAI '03, Associate Professor,  Univ. of Kansas Med. Ctr., Kansas City, KS (d. 6/23/2017)
Arthur G. Johnson, Ph.D., AAI '57, Professor and Chairman Emeritus, Univ. of Minnesota Med. Sch., Duluth, MN (d. 01/08/2017)
David D. Porter, M.D., AAI '69, Professor Emeritus, Univ. of California, Santa Monica, CA (d. 02/13/2017)
Maria Estela B. Roux, Ph.D., AAI '82, Career Investigator, CONICET, Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 06/18/2017)
Charles D. Mills, Ph.D., AAI '16, Founder, BioMed. Consultants, Marine on St. Croix, MN (d. 05/28/2017)
Douglas D. Redelman, Ph.D., AAI '77, Research Professor, Univ. of Nevada Sch. of Med., Reno, NV (d. 02/07/2017)
Michael A. Beaven, Ph.D., AAI '88, Scientist Emeritus, NHLBI, NIH, Bethesda, MD (d. 04/08/2017)
Joy Williams, Ph.D., AAI '14, Staff Scientist, NCI, NIH, Bethesda, MD (d. 11/18/2016)
Daniel R. Salomon, M.D., AAI '11, Professor, Scripps Res. Inst., La Jolla, CA (d. 11/10/2016)
George Klein, M.D., (Honorary) AAI '73, Research Group Leader, Karolinska Inst., Stockholm, Sweden (d.12/10/2016)
Richard R. Hardy, Ph.D., AAI '96, Professor, Inst. for Cancer Res., Philadelphia, PA (d. 05/29/2016)
Henry N. Claman, M.D., AAI '65, Professor, Univ. of Colorado Hlth. Sci. Ctr., Aurora, CO (d. 09/03/2016)
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