Gabriel Nuñez, MD elected to the National Academy of Medicine

ASIP Member Gabriel Nuñez, MD was elected to the National Academy of Medicine, one of the nation’s highest honors for health researchers. Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.

Dr. Nuñez is currently the Paul de Kruif Endowed Professor of Pathology, Medical School at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He is recognized worldwide as one of the foremost experts in gastrointestinal and systemic inflammation, host-microbial interactions, and mucosal immunology.

Nuñez has published more than 350 articles in peer-reviewed journals — many in top-tier publications like Nature, Science and Cell. His research has been cited more than 100,000 times. Nuñez has also mentored more than 100 young scientists, including over 60 postdoctoral fellows.

He was selected for this prestigious award for leadership in the field of innate immunity and identifying Nod-like receptors (NLRs) and the link between NOD2 and Crohn’s disease.

He was also the recipient of the Rous-Whipple award.