Ganes Sen, Ph.D., The Thomas Lord Endowed Chair in Molecular Biology, Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, USA
Dr. Sen receives the 2017 Honorary Lifetime Membership Award for his contributions that have advanced our understanding of the role of IFNs in antiviral responses. He has served in many capacities to the ICIS, most notably his long term involvement as editor in chief of the Journal of Interferon & Cytokine Research, and has trained many young scientists who have stayed in the field of cytokines.
Distinguished Service Award
Eleanor Fish, Ph.D., CRC Women's Health & Immunobiology,
Senior Scientist, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute, University Health Network,
Professor, Dept. Immunology, University of Toronto
Dr. Fish receives the 2017 Distinguished Service Award in recognition of her extraordinary contributions to the Society. Dr. Fish, an accomplished, award winning scientist (including the Milstein Award among many others), has contributed tirelessly to the Society in numerous roles over the years, (President, scientic meeting organizer, awards committee co-chair and as a member of several committees) and reaches out internationally, most notably her research activities involves global outreach, specically to resource poor regions. She is a member of a WHO Working Group to evaluate the therapeutic effectiveness of different vaccine and antiviral interventions against Ebola virus.