Dr. Nathan is the R.A. Rees Pritchett Professor and Chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Weill Cornell Medical College. He co-chairs the Program in Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis at Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School, he trained in internal medicine and oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital, the National Cancer Institute and Yale before joining the faculty of The Rockefeller University. Dr. Nathan is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 1984 he received the Rita Allen Scholar award and in 2009 accepted the Robert Koch Award for his research on mechanisms of defense against bacterial pathogens. In 2013, Dr. Nathan received the Anthony Cerami Award in Translational Medicine.