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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.

Thank you for a great Virtual IMMUNOLOGY2021™! 

Attendees can still see scientific sessions in the virtual platform’s “Replay Sessions” section.  

See you in Portland for IMMUNOLOGY2022™—housing is now open! Visit www.immunology2022.org.

From the AAI President

Jenny P. Ting

As she assumes the leadership of AAI, new President (2020-2021) Jenny P. Ting, Ph.D., shares her President’s Message with AAI members.

2021 AAI Election Now Open AAI voting members in good standing are eligible to cast their ballots in the 2021 AAI Election. To vote, log into the AAI Member Site and look for the VOTE button at the top of the page. Voting Deadline: Friday, April 30, 2021, at 11:59 PM ET
AAI Council Member Mark M. Davis, Ph.D. (AAI '88), is a co-recipient of the 2021 Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research for discovery, along with co-recipient Tak Mak, of the structure of the T-cell receptor and their research into the underlying mechanisms of T-cell function and development.
S. Jason Augustine, Ph.D. (AAI ’20), is a 2020 Caribbean American Heritage Awards honoree for his outstanding contributions to public health through his work in biomedical research.
Yasmine Belkaid, Ph.D. (AAI ’13), Anita S. F. Chong, Ph.D. (AAI ’90), Susan M. Kaech, Ph.D. (AAI ’04), Thomas Lane, Ph.D. (AAI ’99), Jeffrey D. Lifson, M.D. (AAI ’86), Sendurai A. Mani, Ph.D. (AAI ’18), Rima McLeod, M.D. (AAI ’84), Lisa Miller, Ph.D. (AAI ’00), and Rick L. Tarleton, Ph.D. (AAI ’84), have been elected to the 2020 class of fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), in recognition of their achievements in advancing science.
James E. Crowe, Jr., M.D. (AAI ’99), and Barney S. Graham, M.D., Ph.D. (AAI ’00), are 2020 Golden Goose Award recipients in recognition of their federally-funded research contributions that have informed and continue to inform scientific responses to COVID-19, including the development of vaccines and treatments with the potential to help tackle the global pandemic.
Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. (AAI ’73), is among those recently named by the U.S. Institute of Peace to receive International Peace Honors, which recognize some of the most outstanding global leaders and change-agents of our time for their role in helping tackle the biggest challenges  of 2020 and inspiring hope for a brighter future.
Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. (AAI ’73), is among 2020 recipients of Research in Action Awards, in recognition of his lifetime achievement in public health leadership, including his pivotal role in the fight against the novel coronavirus and his decades of work with previous public health crises involving HIV/AIDS, the West Nile virus, SARS, Ebola, Zika, and H1N1.
Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. (AAI ’73), is the 2021 recipient of the Lifelong Learning Award presented by NPR and WHYY in Philadelphia, honoring his career and contributions to public health, scientific advancement, and education.
More Member News

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

Nilabh Shastri, Ph.D., AAI ’95, DFAAI, Professor of Pathology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD (d. 1/22/2021)
Noel R. Rose, M.D., Ph.D., AAI ’56, Lecturer, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Brookline, MA (d. 7/30/2020)
Maria de Sousa, M.D., Ph.D., AAI ’77, Professor Emeritus, Institute for Research and Innovation in Health, University of Porto, Portugal (d.4/14/2020)
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, DFAAI, Professor, Scripps Research, 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)
More Obituaries

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