New York Gala In Celebration of Science

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 10:00 PM - 02:00 AM (UTC) Coordinated Universal Time

American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science In Celebration of Science

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Pierre, New York City
Hosted by Weizmann New York

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Honoree: Sara & Professor Michael Sela

Professor Michael Sela, a member of the Weizmann Institute of Science since 1950, served as its President from 1975 to 1985, and in a host of key positions before and since. He continues in active research in the Department of Immunology, which he founded, and is the incumbent of the W. Garfield Weston Professorial Chair of Immunology.  His investigations have led to a drug for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (Copaxone), the use of antibodies and their drug conjugates in cancer immunotherapy (Erbitux), and the design of a candidate drug for the treatment of different types of cancer.

Professor Sela is the recipient of numerous international prizes and honors, and his appointments include the most prestigious research organizations worldwide.  Professor Sela and his wife Sara are keenly devoted to the encouragement and support of music, dance, and numerous progressive causes in Israel.

Honorary Chairs: 

Pennie and Gary Abramson

Robin Lynn and Larry Blumberg

Edna and Mandy Moross