Casey Weaver, MD, professor in the UAB Department of Pathology, has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences which is one of the highest and rarest honors offered to scientists in the United States. He was among 120 new members invited to the National Academy this year.
For 30 years, Weaver has studied T cells, and has published more than 180 peer-reviewed papers in prestigious journals, including Science, Nature, Cell, Nature Immunology, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Journal of Experimental Medicine, Science Immunology, Nature Medicine and eLife, and he is an author of Janeway's Immunobiology, one of the leading immunology textbooks.
"Science is a team sport, and this honor is a tribute to the incredible people I've had the good fortune to work with at UAB -- especially the trainees," Weaver said. "I'm also pleased that the work this acknowledges was done at UAB over the last 30 years. It's truly homegrown."