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William E. Paul

Brief Bio

William E. Paul was chief of the Laboratory of Immunology at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, chief of the Cytokine Biology Unit at the Laboratory of Immunology, and a National Institutes of Health Distinguished Investigator. Dr. Paul was president of The American Association of Immunologists from 1986 to 1987 and served on the AAI Council from 1981 to 1986. He was awarded the AAI Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002.

Oral History – Full Interview

Interview Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Location: Bethesda, MD

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Oral History – Transcript

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Oral History – Clips

AAI Service History

Joined: 1967
President: 1986–1987
Vice President: 1985–1986
Councillor: 1981–1985

The Journal of Immunology
Associate Editor: 1971–1975
Section Editor: 1975–1978 (Cellular Immunology)
Editorial Board: 1979–1984

Program Committee: 1970–1972, 1977–1980, 1980–1981 (co-chiar)
Nominating Committee: 1973–1974 (chair)
Committee for Travel Awards to Third International Congress: 1974–1977
Financial Planning Committee: 1982–1984
Finance Committee: 1990–1992
Awards Committee: 1993–1996
Nominating Committee: 1999–2000

Other Service
AAI Representative to the FASEB Board: 1985–1988
AAI Representative to the IUIS General Assembly: 1986–1987

President's Address

"Between Two Centuries: Specificity and Regulation in Immunology," Delivered 1987

The Journal of Immunology 139, no. 1 (1987): 1–6.

Select Honors and Awards

  • Founder's Prize of the Texas Instruments Foundation, 1980
  • Member, National Academy of Sciences, 1982
  • Member, Institute of Medicine, 1990
  • AAI Lifetime Achievement Award, 2002

Institutional/Biographical Links

  • Laboratory of Immunology at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH, profile
  • Cytokine Biology Unit, Laboratory of Immunology, NIAID, NIH, profile


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