Department of Cell Biology

Matthew D. Scharff, M.D. -- Biosketch


Professor, Department of Cell Biology
Chanin Bldg., Room 403

Research Interest 
Recent Publications 



Education and Training  


BA (Biology), Brown University, 1954
MD, New York University College of Medicine, 1959 


Research and Professional Experience  


House Officer, 2nd and 4th (Harvard) Medical Services, Boston City Hospitals, Boston, MA (1959-1961);
Research Associate NIAID, Bethesda, MD (1961-1963); Associate (1963-1964); Assistant Professor (1964-1967), Associate Professor (1967-1971), and Professor (1971-), Departments of Cell Biology and Medicine;
Chairman, Department of Cell Biology (1972-1983);
Director, Division of Biological Sciences (1975-1981);
Associate Director (1975-1986), Director (1986-1995) and Deputy Director (1995-2003) of the Cancer Center;
Harry Eagle Professor of Cancer Research (1983-), Distinguished Professor (2006-) all at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.




Phi Beta Kappa; Sigma Xi; AOA; American Assoc. of Immunologists; American Society for Clinical Investigation;
Harvey Lecture 1974;
Solomon A. Berson Alumni Achievement Award for Basic Sci. from N.Y.U. 1980;
Dyer Lecture; NIH 1981;
National Academy of Sciences 1982;
The Lymphoma Foundation Award 1982;
The 84th Mellon Lecture, Univ. of Pittsburgh Medical School 1983;
Maurice Ogur Memorial Lecture, University of Southern Illinois, 1984;
American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1984;
Outstanding Investigator Award, NCI, 1985 & 1992;
NY Academy of Medicine Medal, 1990;
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Commemorative Award ,1993;
Stewart Lecture, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, 1993, Doctor of Medical Science (Hon) Brown U., 1994, Duke University Award for Excellence in Immunologic Research, 1994.
American Association of Immunologists Award for Excellence in Mentoring, 1998;
Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Teaching, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2002;
Honorary Alumnus, AECOM, 2002;
Donald A. Rowley Award for Outstanding Mentoring, U. of Chicago, 2003;
Mayor of NY’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Science and Technology, 2003
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Marshall S, Horwitz Faculty Prize for Research Excellence, 2006.
Albert Einstein Faculty Mentoring Award 2007.
American Association of Immunologists BioLegend Herzenberg Award, 2015.


Advisory Activities  


Study Section & Panels for the NIH, NSF, ACS, American Heart Association Study Section; Council of the American Cancer Society; Scientific Advisory Committee, Scalvo Research Institute, Siena, Italy; Scientific Advisory Board, Genetic Systems; President, Harvey Society; Chairman of theBoard of Scientific Counselors for the Division of Cancer Biology and Diagnosis, NCI; Board of Trustees, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory; Outside Advisory Committee for Guthrie Foundation Laboratory. Outside Advisory Committees for Cancer Centers at Fox Chase, Duke, U. of Colo. and Columbia U, Univ. of Pennsylvania and MD Anderson. Scientific Advisory Boards of the Jane Coffin Childs Foundation, The Irvington Institute and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Advisory Committee to the Director of the NIH; Bioscience Advisory Committee, Johnson and Johnson; Scientific Advisory Committee, N.Y. Blood Center, the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research and the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center of the City of New York Cancer Center; Research Program Advisory Committee of the Multiple Sclerosis Society; Co-Chairman, Board of Scientific Counselors, Division of Basic Sciences, NCI; member of NCI Executive Committee; Advisory Committee to the Director of the NCI, 1996-2000, Outside Advisory Committee for the Cancer Center and The Simons Arthritis Center, U. of Texas, Southwestern Medical School, General Motors Sloan Award Selection Committee, Vice Chair 2000, Chair 2001; Chairman, Scientific Advisory Board, Rappaport Family Institute, Haifa, Israel; Member, National Research Council Committee on Research Standards and Practices; Member, General Motors Awards Assembly; OMRF Scientific Board of Visitors. Outside Advisory Committees for the City of Hope, NYU NIEHS Center of Environmental Medicine, and the Cancer Center at N.Y.U.; Scientific Advisory Board, Helen Hay Whitney Foundation 25 yrs.

Starr Foundation. Editorial Boards: J. Exp. Med; Human Monoclonal antibodies; mBio.

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