Charles A. Janeway, Jr., M.D., professor of immunobiology, biology and dermatology, was elected to the National Academy of Sciences during its annual meeting in May, for distinguished and continued achievements in original research. Janeway is known for both his theoretical insights in understanding immune responses and his experimental skills and was first to advocate that new thought be given to the role of inherited defense against common microorganisms. Janeway theorized that innate immunity is the body’s first line of defense against infection before the body’s adaptive immune system takes up the battle.

Janeway, co-author of one of the leading textbooks in immunology, recently attended his daughter’s graduation from medical school, making her the fifth consecutive generation in his family to enter medicine.