Stephen Ira Katz , M.D. Ph. D.

Stephen Ira Katz

Corresponding Member of the Division of Mathematics and the Natural Sciences abroad since 2005

Deceased on 20/12/2018

  • National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, NIH

Research Areas:

  • Human Medicine, Health Sciences
  • Immunology
  • Dermatology
  • Rheumatology
  • Health policy
  • Social medicine



Selected Memberships:

  • Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, USA
  • Association of American Physicians
  • American Society for Clinical Investigation
  • American Association of Immunologists
  • Society for Investigative Dermatology
  • American Dermatological Association
  • American Academy of Dermatology

Selected Prizes:

  • Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon from the Emperor of Japan
  • SID Albert M. Kligman / Philip Frost Leadership Lecture Award
  • Goldmedaille der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Dermatologie und Venerologie
  • Dr. h. c. Semmelweis LSU Munich
  • Dr. h. c. Semmelweis University of Athens

Selected Publications:

  • Enk, A.; Katz, S. I. (1992) Early molecular events in the induction phase of contact sensitivity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), Bd. 89, S. 1398-1402.
  • Hauser, C.; Katz, S. I. (1988) Activation and expansion of hapten- and protein-specific T helper cells from nonsensitized mice. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), Bd. 85, S. 5625-5628.
  • Stanley, J. R.; Hawley-Nelson, P.; Yuspa, S. H.; Shevach, E. M.; Katz, S. I. (1981) Characterization of bullous pemphigid antigen - a unique basement membrane protein of stratified squamous epithelia. Cell, Bd. 24, S. 897-903.
  • Katz, S. I.; Tamaki, K.; Sachs, D. H. (1979) Epidermal Langerhans cells are derived from cells originating in bone marrow. Nature, Bd. 282, S. 324-326.
  • Katz, S.; Parker, D.; Sommer, G.; Turk, J. (1974) Suppressor cells during normal immunization as a basic homeostatic phenomenon. Nature, Bd. 248, S. 612-614.