Dr. Aderem received his Ph.D. in 1979 from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and joined the faculty of the Rockefeller University, New York, in 1982. In 1991 he was appointed head of the Laboratory of Signal Transduction at the Rockefeller University. He joined the Department of Immunology at the University of Washington in 1996.  In 2000, Dr. Aderem co-founded the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) with Drs. Leroy Hood and Ruedi Aebersold.  In 2011, Aderem joined the Center for Infectious Disease Research (CID Research) as director, and he will become the CID Research president in 2012.  Working alongside CID Research's Founder and current President Dr. Ken Stuart, Dr. Aderem is integrating a systems biology approach to CID Research's global infectious disease research, positioning the Center as the only institute in the world with infectious disease research and systems biology fully integrated in one building.

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