The American Association of Immunologists (AAI) has awarded the 2012 AAI-Life Technologies Meritorious Career Award to Peter Cresswell, Ph.D., the Eugene Higgins Professor of Immunobiology, professor of cell biology and dermatology, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator.

Cresswell was honored for “his groundbreaking contributions to the field of immunology in the area of antigen processing and presentation.”

Prior to joining the Yale faculty in 1991, Cresswell was on the faculty at the Duke University Medical Center. His past honors include the 1995 Rose Payne Distinguished Scientist Award from the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics, a MERIT Award from the National Institutes of Health, and the 2010 Buchanan Medal, presented by the Royal Society in the U.K. for distinguished contributions to the medical sciences, among other honors.

He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society.