Henry Metzger, MD*

National Institutes of Health

Dr. Metzger is a renowned immunologist and senior advisor at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He was formerly Chief of Chemical Immunology and Director of Intramural Research for the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS). Dr. Metzger joined the NIH to pursue basic research in structural aspects of the immune system, research that he pursued for over 43 years before retiring in 2002. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and was twice awarded the Distinguished Service Medal of the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service. Dr. Metzger has extensive research expertise in the area of molecular mechanisms of signal transduction by immunoreceptors. His research continues to serve as a foundation for immunological discovery. Dr. Metzger is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.