Alan Perelson

Science Board, External Professor

Dr. Perelson received his B.S. degrees in Life Science and Electrical Engineering from MIT in 1967, and a Ph.D. in Biophysics, under the supervision of Aharon Katchalsky-Katzir, from UC Berkeley in 1972. He was Acting Assistant Professor, Division of Medical Physics, Berkeley, in 1973 and a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota, in 1974. He was a staff member in the Theoretical Biology and Biophysics Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory from 1974 - 1991, a Laboratory Fellow from 1991 - 2002, head of the Theoretical Biology and Biophysics Group between 1995 - 2001, and is currently a Los Alamos National Laboratory Senior Fellow. He was an Assistant Professor of Medical Sciences at Brown University from 1978-1979. He is currently an adjunct professor of Bioinformatics at Boston University, an adjunct professor of Biostatistics and Computational Biology at the University of Rochester Medical School and an adjunct professor of Biology at the University of New Mexico. He is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Science and the SFI Science Board. In 2017 he was awarded the American Physical Society’s Max Delbruck Prize in Biological Physics, “For profound contributions to theoretical immunology, which bring insight and save lives”.