charles a dinarello
Charles A. Dinarello is Professor of Medicine and Immunology at the University of Colorado School and Professor of Experimental Medicine at Radboud University in the Netherlands. He received his medical degree from Yale University, clinical training at the Massachusetts General Hospital and from 1971 77, he was at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda. Dr. Dinarello is considered one of the founding fathers of cytokines. He was the first to purify interleukin-1β (IL 1β) in 1977 and identified IL 1α in 1974. His group reported the first cDNA for IL 1β in 1984. He has published over 700 original research articles on inflammatory cytokines, particularly on the IL 1 family. The Institute for Scientific Information listed Dinarello as the world's 4th most-cited scientist during the 20 years 1983-2002 and is listed as one of 400 of the world’s most influential biomedical researchers.
Dinarello was elected to the United States National Academy of Sciences and is a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Weizmann Institute (Israel) and Ben Gurion University (Israel). Dinarello holds honorary degrees from the University of Marseille (France), the Weizmann Institute (Israel), the University of Frankfurt (Germany) and Roosevelt University (USA), Albany Medical College (USA), Radboud University (Netherlands) and Trinity College (Ireland), University of Bonn (Germany) and Aarhus University (Denmark).