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Richard A. Lerner

AKA Richard Alan Lerner

Born: 28-Aug-1938
Birthplace: Chicago, IL

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Biologist, Chemist
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Scripps Research Institute

Biochemist Richard A. Lerner was for decades a researcher and administrator at the Scripps Research Institute, where he conducted groundbreaking research into protein and peptide structure, the identification of a sleep-inducing lipid, and the chemistry of converting antibodies into enzymes.

Wife: (div., two sons, one daughter)
Daughter: Danika
Son: Edward
Son: Arik
Wife: Nicola Green Lerner (m. 1981)

    University: Northwestern University (attended, 1956-59)
    Medical School: BS, Stanford University School of Medicine (1959)
    Medical School: MD, Stanford University School of Medicine (1964)
    Fellow: Experimental Pathology, Scripps Research Institute (1965-68)
    Scholar: Wistar Institute, Philadelphia (1968-70)
    Scholar: Associate in Experimental Pathology, Scripps Research Institute (1970-74)
    Teacher: Immunopathology, Scripps Research Institute (1974-77)
    Teacher: Cellular and Developmental Immunology, Scripps Research Institute (1977-80)
    Teacher: Immunopathology, Scripps Research Institute (1980-82)
    Administrator: Chair of Microbiology, Scripps Research Institute (1982-86)
    Professor: Hazen Prof. of Immunochemistry, Scripps Research Institute (1986-2009)
    Administrator: Director, Scripps Research Institute (1986-91)
    Administrator: President and CEO, Scripps Research Institute (1991-2009)
    Administrator: Chair, Board of Trustees, Scripps Research Institute (2009-)

    The Wistar Institute
    Member of the Board of eXegenics
    Member of the Board of EMD Biosciences (1997-)
    Member of the Board of Kraft Foods (2005-)
    Member of the Board of Sequenom
    Member of the Board of Xencor
    Bay City Capital LLC Scientific Advisory Group
    Dyadic International, Inc. Scientific Advisory Group
    Pfizer Chairman, Scientific Advisory Board
    ACS Arthur C. Cope Award 1991
    Novartis-Drew Award in Biomedical Research 1992
    Wolf Prize in Chemistry 1994
    California Scientist of the Year Award 1996
    ARCS Scientist of the Year Award 2002
    Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Editorial Board
    Catalysis Technology Editorial Board
    Drug Targeting and Delivery Editorial Board
    Journal of Virology Editorial Board
    Molecular Biology and Medicine Editorial Board
    Molecular Medicine Editorial Board
    Vaccine Editorial Board
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences 2000
    American Society of Nephrology
    American Association of Immunologists
    American Society for Experimental Pathology
    American Society of Nephrology
    American Society for Microbiology
    American Society for Virology Founding Member
    Biophysical Society
    Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
    National Academy of Sciences 1991
    National Cancer Institute Special Virus Cancer Program
    Neurosciences Research Foundation Trustee
    New York Academy of Sciences
    Pluto Society
    Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Foreign Member, 1945
    Bill Bradley for President
    Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
    Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
    Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society

Author of books:
Molecular and Chemical Basis of Virus Virulence and Immunogenicity (1983, with Robert M. Chanock)
Modern Approaches to New Vaccines including Prevention of AIDS (1989)


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