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Michel C. Nussenzweig, MD, PhD
Investigator / 1990–Present

Scientific Discipline

Immunology, Molecular Biology

Host Institution

The Rockefeller University

Current Position

Dr. Nussenzweig is also Sherman Fairchild Professor and a senior physician at the Rockefeller University.

Current Research

Immunity and Tolerance

Michel Nussenzweig's research is focused on understanding the development and function of antibody-producing B lymphocytes and dendritic cells.

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Biography

Dr. Nussenzweig obtained his Ph.D. degree for work on dendritic cells with Ralph Steinman at Rockefeller. He earned an M.D. degree from New York University Medical School. Dr. Nussenzweig trained in internal medicine and infectious diseases…

Dr. Nussenzweig obtained his Ph.D. degree for work on dendritic cells with Ralph Steinman at Rockefeller. He earned an M.D. degree from New York University Medical School. Dr. Nussenzweig trained in internal medicine and infectious diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. His postdoctoral research was done with Philip Leder at Harvard Medical School on immunoglobulin genes and B cell development. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Education

  • BA, New York University
  • PhD, The Rockefeller University
  • MD, New York University School of Medicine

Awards

  • Solomon A. Berson Award for Basic Science
  • Lee C. Howley Sr. Prize for Arthritis Research

Memberships

  • Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • American Society for Clinical Investigation
  • National Academy of Sciences
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