Curriculum Vitae

Birth: October 3, 1940 Newark, NJ

Address: Leiden, Netherlands


1962-1967 The Rockefeller University, Ph.D.- Biochemistry

1958-1962 Rutgers University, B.S.- Biochemistry/Chemistry


1968-1969 Postdoctoral Fellow, Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME

1967-1968 Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA


2008-present Hermann Boerhaave Visiting Professor, Leiden University Medical School, Leiden, NL

2006-present Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Araim Pharmaceuticals, Inc

2006-present Chairman of the Board of Directors, Warren Pharmaceuticals, Inc

2006-present Board of Directors, Feinstein Institute of Medical Research

1999-2002 Visiting Research Professor, New York University

1997-2005 Chairman of the Board of Directors, The Kenneth S. Warren Institute

1991-1996 President, The Picower Institute for Medical Research

1986-1991 Dean, Graduate and Post Graduate Studies, The Rockefeller University

1978-1991 Professor, The Rockefeller University

1978-1980 CoDirector, MD/PhD Program of Cornell, The Rockefeller University

1972-1991 Head, Laboratory of Medical Biochemistry The Rockefeller University

1972-1978 Associate Professor, The Rockefeller University

1969-1972 Assistant Professor, The Rockefeller University

Editorial Boards:

2006-present Co-Editor-in-Chief, Molecular Medicine

1989-1994 Editorial Board, Cytokine

1989-1994 Editorial Board, Advances in Pharmacology

1996-2005 Editorial Board, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

1992-1998 Editorial Board, Perspectives in Drug Discovery and Design

1994-1996 Editor-in-Chief, Molecular Medicine

1981-1993 Editor, Journal of Experimental Medicine

1979-1983 Editorial Board, Journal of Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology

1979-1983 Editorial Board, Blood, The Journal of the American Society of Hematology


American Association for the Advancement of Science

American Association for Arts and Sciences

American Association of Immunologists

American Diabetes Association

American Federation for Aging Research

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics

International Cytokine Society

New York Academy of Sciences

New York Biotechnology Association


1996-1998 Scientific Advisory Committee of the Board of the Managers, The Wistar Institute

1994-1996 Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of The Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging, University of California, San Diego

1984-1996 Council of Biotechnology, State University of New York, Stony Brook

1983-2000 Senior Scientific Fellow of Brookdale Foundation

1994-1998 Committee Member, the Paul Beeson Physician Faculty Scholars in Aging Research Program, AFAR

1992-1994 Board of Scientific Advisors of the Buck Center for Research in Aging

1987-1990 Member, NIH study section on aging

1987-1990 Member of Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee for Tropical Disease Research, WHO

1984-1990 Member of various committees for Tropical Disease Research, WHO

1984-1989 Advisory Board of the Parasitology Program of the MacArthur Foundation

1983-1989 Advisory Board of the Molecular Parasitology Award for The
Wellcome Foundation

1983 Chairman: Gordon Conference on Biochemistry and Immunology of Parasites


Member, National Academy of Sciences

Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Member, Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences

Honorary Member, American Society for Clinical Investigation

Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology

2006 Honorary M.D, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universitat

2006 Honorary PhD, North Shore-LIJ Graduate School of the State University of New York

2000 Distinguished Foreign Investigator Award, The Japan Society of Diabetic Complications

1999 The Banting Medal of the American Diabetes Association

1994 Abbott Laboratories Award in Clinical and Diagnostic Immunology, American Society for Microbiology

1992 George H. Cook Distinguished Alumni Award, Rutgers University

1992 Von Behring Award, University of Marburg, Germany

1992 Gambro Award, ISBP

1992 Honorary Fellow Lecturer Award, American College of Chest Physicians

1991 Jonathan E. Rhoads Lecturer, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

1991 Mellon Lecture, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

1990 Troy C. Daniels Award, University of California, San Francisco

1990 Altemeir Award, Surgical Infection Society

1990 Connaught-Novo Award, Canadian Diabetes Association

1989 BCL Award from the Association of Clinical Biochemists

1988 Henry H. Dale Lecturer, Johns Hopkins University

1988 The Luft Award

1978 Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Award


Dr. Cerami has been the inventor or co-inventor of over 150 issued US patents and hundreds of foreign counterparts.

Dr. Cerami identified the pathological properties associated with the molecule now known as TNF, and is the co-inventor of the patent describing the use of the anti-TNF monoclonal antibodies to treat inflammatory diseases. These patents form the basis for Remicaid and Humira, which are widely used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and Crohn’s Disease.

Dr. Cerami is the a co-inventor of ALT-711, an AGE-breaker that is undergoing clinical trials for the treatment of age related vascular stiffness.

Dr. Cerami is a co-inventor of a series of patents describing the tissue protective use of erythropoietin derivatives that his team created.

Dr. Cerami is a co-inventor of ARA 290, an 11 amino acid peptide which is tissue protective, that is currently in Phase II Clinical trials in the Netherlands