Dr. Dimitrios Monos Recipient of the 2017 ASHI Distinguished Scientist Award
October 17, 2017
Dimitrios Monos, PhD, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, is the 2017 recipient of the annual American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI) Distinguished Scientist Award. He received the award for his work exploring the connections between the immune system and genetics, particularly on histocompatibility molecules called human leukocyte antigens and the genes that encode them. The ASHI is an international society of professionals dedicated to advancing the science, education, and application of immunogenetics and transplant immunology. Its prestigious Distinguished Scientist Award was established in 2001 to honor a scientific member who has contributed significantly to the field of immunogenetics or transplant immunology or both. The award recognizes ASHI members who have made extraordinary scientific contributions in their field, which may also have broad clinical applications to autoimmune diseases, cancer, vaccine development, and pharmacogenomics. Department faculty member Dr. Malek Kamoun was the 2016 recipient of the ASHI Distinguished Scientist Award.
Detailed portrait in CHOP Research article
External link to list of ASHI award recipients