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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

Jeremy M. Boss


As he assumes the leadership of AAI, new president (2019-2020) Jeremy M. Boss, Ph.D., shares his President’s Message with AAI members.

Past AAI president (2017-2018) Wayne M. Yokoyama, M.D., AAI ’71, is appointed inaugural director of new Division of Physician-Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Cherié L. Butts, Ph.D., AAI ’10, receives governor’s appointment to the Massachusetts Economic Development Planning Council.
Max D. Cooper, M.D., Ph.D., AAI ’66 and Jacques Miller, M.D., Ph.D., AAI ’68 have received the 2019 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award.
Past AAI president (1994-1995) Irving L. Weissman, M.D., AAI ’71, has been named a 2019 recipient of the Albany Prize.
Peter A. John, AAI (Trainee) ’18, is among 2019 Lasker Foundation Essay Contest winners.
Pablo Engel, M.D., Ph.D., AAI ’05, Winfried F. Pickl, M.D., AAI ’08, and Federica Sallusto, D.Sc., AAI ’14, are elected officers of the European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS) Board for the 2019-2021 term.
Carl F. Nathan, M.D., AAI ’76, has received the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Exemplary Achievement Award.
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Following are recent obituaries. To view the AAI In Memoriam Page, click here.

Associate Editor for The JI (1980–1984) John Mendelsohn, M.D., AAI ’73, 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)
Associate Editor for The JI (1981–1985) Stephen I. Katz, M.D., Ph.D., AAI ’75, NIAMS - NIH, Bethesda, MD (d. 12/20/2018)
Past AAI president (1991-1992) and secretary-treasurer (1970–1986) Henry Metzger, M.D., AAI ’65, 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)
David A. Cooper, M.D., Ph.D., AAI ’87, Scientia Professor, Kirby Inst., Univ. of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (d. 3/18/2018)
Melvin Cohn, Ph.D., AAI ’51, Professor Emeritus, Salk Inst. for Biological Studies, La Jolla, CA (d. 10/23/2018)
William T. Shearer, M.D., Ph.D., AAI ’74, Professor of Pediatrics and Immunology, Baylor Col. of Med., Texas Children's Hosp., Houston, TX (d. 10/9/2018)
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