Curriculum Vitae


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 Medical Student, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA


2006-present Chairman of the Board of Directors, Araim 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 Trustees, 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, M.D./Ph.D. 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
2013 Honorary Member, European Association for the Study of Diabetes
2011 Honorary M.D., Jichi Medical University
2006 Honorary M.D., Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universitat
2006 Honorary Ph.D., 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
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 monoclonalantibodies 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, ARA 290 is in clinical development in United States and in Europe.

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