National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences is comprised of distinguished scholars engaged in scientific and engineering research, dedicated to the furtherance of science and technology and to their use for the general welfare. Members and foreign associates are elected in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Thirty-three Rockefeller University scientists are members or foreign associates of The National Academy of Sciences.

 
 

2011 Michel C. Nussenzweig

National Academy of Science

Michel Nussenzweig, Sherman Fairchild Professor at Rockefeller and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, combines a variety of techniques from biochemistry and molecular biology with gene targeting and transgenic technologies to get an atomic-level look at the workings of the immune system. Dr. Nussenzweig has provided important insights into how autoimmune diseases develop and has developed methods that target specific antigens to dendritic cells, which may lead to both vaccines against pathogens and treatments for autoimmunity. Dr. Nussenzweig, who is head of the Laboratory of Molecular Immunology, is a Rockefeller alumnus and joined the Rockefeller faculty in 1990.

 
 
 
  • Past Faculty

  • 2001  Ralph M. Steinman
  • 1991  Anthony Cerami
  • 1991  Arnold J. Levine
  • 1987  Emil Thomas Kaiser
  • 1985  Hidesaburo Hanafusa*
  • 1984  Marilyn G. Farquhar
  • 1984  James Glimm
  • 1984  David Luck
  • 1982  Gian-Carlo Rota
  • 1980  George Palade
  • 1980  Henry P. McKean Jr.
  • 1977  Richard M. Krause
  • 1975  Kenneth M. Case
  • 1975  Merrill W. Chase
  • 1975  Zanvil A. Cohn
  • 1975  Christian de Duve*
  • 1975  Philip Siekevitz
  • 1975  Igor Tamm
  • 1974  David Baltimore
  • 1973  Edward H. Ahrens Jr.
  • 1973  William Trager
  • 1972  Alexander G. Bearn
  • 1972  Rodney L. Cool
  • 1972  Vincent P. Dole
  • 1972  James G. Hirsch
  • 1972  R. Bruce Merrifield
  • 1970  Rebecca C. Lancefield
  • 1969  Gerald M. Edelman
  • 1969  Norton D. Zinder
  • 1967  Moses Kunitz
  • 1967  Henry G. Kunkel
  • 1966  Philip Levine
  • 1966  Floyd Ratliff
  • 1965  Sam Granick
  • 1965  Mark Kac
  • 1964  Keith R. Porter
  • 1963  William K. Estes
  • 1963  Maclyn McCarty
  • 1962  Abraham Pais
  • 1961  Rollin D. Hotchkiss
  • 1960  Armin C. Braun
  • 1960  Donald R. Griffin
  • 1960  Stanford Moore
  • 1960  William H. Stein
  • 1959  Frank Brink Jr.
  • 1959  Carl Pfaffmann
  • 1958  Walther F. Goebel
  • 1958  Neal E. Miller
  • 1957  Joshua Lederberg
  • 1955  George E. Uhlenbeck
  • 1954  Alfred E. Mirsky
  • 1953  Frank L. Horsfall Jr.
  • 1953  David P.C. Lloyd
  • 1953  Theodore Shedlovsky
  • 1952  Philip D. McMaster
  • 1952  Edward L. Tatum
  • 1952  D. Wayne Woolley
  • 1951  Frederick Seitz
  • 1950  Lyman C. Craig
  • 1950  Fritz A. Lipmann
  • 1950  Rafael Lorente de Nó
  • 1948  H. Keffer Hartline
  • 1947  Lewis G. Longsworth
  • 1947  Paul A. Weiss
  • 1943  Theodosius Dobzhansky
  • 1943  Leonor Michaelis
  • 1941  René J. Dubos
  • 1941  Wendell M. Stanley
  • 1940  James B. Murphy
  • 1940  Richard E. Shope
  • 1939  Detlev W. Bronk
  • 1937  Duncan A. MacInnes
  • 1934  Herbert S. Gasser
  • 1934  John H. Northrop
  • 1934  Thomas M. Rivers
  • 1933  Oswald T. Avery
  • 1932  Walter A. Jacobs
  • 1932  Louis O. Kunkel
  • 1932  Karl Landsteiner
  • 1927  Peyton Rous
  • 1925  Florence R. Sabin
  • 1923  Eugene L. Opie
  • 1922  Rufus Cole
  • 1921  Donald D. Van Slyke
  • 1919  W.J.V. Osterhout
  • 1916  P.A.T. Levene
  • 1912  Samuel J. Meltzer
  • 1910  Jacques Loeb
  • 1908  Simon Flexner
  • 1908  Theobald Smith

* Foreign Associates

 

Michel C. Nussenzweig
2011 Recipient