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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.

Jenna Guthmiller, Ph.D. (AAI ’22), is one of four scientists selected by The Michelson Medical Research Foundation and the Human Immunome Project to receive a Michelson Prizes: Next Generation Grant.
Ira Mellman, Ph.D. (AAI ’11), has received the Lloyd J. Old Award for outstanding and innovative research that has had a major impact on the cancer field and has the potential to stimulate new directions in cancer immunology.
Aviv Regev, Ph.D. (AAI ’19), was named one of the Fiercest Women in Life Sciences by Fierce Pharma.
David Schatz, Ph.D. (AAI ’97), won the 2023 Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize.
AAI members Federica Sallusto, D.Sc. (AAI ’14), Bojan Polic, M.D., Ph.D. (AAI ’13), and Winfried F. Pickl, M.D. (AAI ’08), have been elected to the EFIS Board for 2022–2024.
George Karagiannis, D.V.M., Ph.D. (AAI ’19), and Shivashankar Othy, D.V.M., Ph.D. (AAI ’13), have received the SLB Excellence in Leukocyte Biology Early-Career Award.
Timothy A. Springer, Ph.D. (AAI ’79), has received the 2022 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award.
Judy Lieberman, M.D., Ph.D. (AAI ’96), Feng Shao, Ph.D. (AAI ’18), and Vishva Dixit, M.D. (AAI ’16), have received the William B. Coley Award from the Cancer Research Institute.
Smita Krishnaswamy, Ph.D. (AAI ’21), is the recipient of the 2022 FASEB Excellence in Science Early-Career Investigator Award. This award recognizes women early in their research career whose research has contributed significantly to a particular discipline in biological science.
Arlene Sharpe, M.D., Ph.D. (’97), received FASEB’s 2022 Excellence in Science Lifetime Achievement Award. This award honors female scientists who are making an impact in the biological and biomedical research community.
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AAI honors deceased members by publicizing obituaries on our website. If you know a member of our community who has recently passed away, please contact our membership department at members@aai.org. Tributes to deceased members may be submitted for consideration for publication in the AAI Newsletter and on the AAI In Memoriam page; kindly direct inquiries/submissions to AAINewsletter@aai.org.

Albert S. Bendelac, M.D., Ph.D. (AAI ’95), A.N. Pritzker Distinguished Service Professor of Pathology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL (d. August 23, 2023). 
Michael W. Fanger, Ph.D. (AAI ’74), professor emeritus and former Department of Microbiology and Immunology chair, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH (d. 8/1/2023)
Michael B. A. Oldstone, M.D. (AAI ’70), Professor Emeritus, Department of Immunology and Microbiology, Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA (d. 7/13/2023)
Jan Klein, Ph.D. (AAI ’74), Frances R. and Helen S. Pentz Visiting Professor of Science and adjunct professor of biology, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA (d. 5/7/2023)
K. Frank Austen, M.D. (AAI ’62), AAI President (1977–1978), AstraZeneca Professor of Respiratory and Inflammatory Diseases, Emeritus, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (d. 6/23/2023)
Thomas Joseph Braciale, Jr., M.D., Ph.D. (AAI ’69), professor of pathology, University of Virginia School of Medicine (d. 5/19/2023)
John Bienenstock, FRCP, FRCPC, FRSC (AAI ’69), professor, McMaster Brain-Body Institute, St. Joseph's Healthcare (d. 7/25/2022)
Ji Ming Wang, M.D., Ph.D. (AAI ’03), senior investigator and head of the Chemoattractant Receptor and Signal Section in the Cancer Innovation Laboratory at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), NIH (d. 12/24/2022)
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