Carl F. Nathan

R.A. Rees Pritchett Professor and Chairman
R.A. Rees Pritchett Professor, Weill Cornell Medicine

Contact Information

413 East 69th Street #1124
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, NY 10021
p: (212) 746-6505

Carl F. Nathan

R.A. Rees Pritchett Professor and Chairman
R.A. Rees Pritchett Professor, Weill Cornell Medicine

Expertise

Innate immunity; inflammation; macrophages; neutrophils; nitric oxide; tuberculosis; antimicrobial agents

Current Research Interest

Host-pathogen interactions, focusing on macrophages and Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb); host pathways controlling susceptibility and resistance to Mtb; biology of Mtb in non-replicating (NR) states; approaches to overcome the phenotypic resistance of non-replicating Mtb to most antibiotics by developing new kinds of antimicrobial molecules

Distinction

National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Medicine
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Robert Koch Prize
Anthony Cerami Prize in Translational Medicine
Joan and Sanford I. Weill Exemplary Achievement Award 

Selected Publications

Nathan, Carl. “Kunkel Lecture: Fundamental Immunodeficiency and its Correction.” Journal of Experimental Medicine 214:, no. 8 (2017): 2175-2191

Ballinger, Elaine, John Mosior, Travis Hartman, Kristin Burns-Huang, Ben Gold, Roxanne Morris, Laurent Goullieux, et al. "Opposing Reactions in Coenzyme A Metabolism Sensitize Mycobacterium tuberculosis to Enzyme Inhibition." Science 363 (2019): eaau8959.

Cornell Research Website Article

The Immune System and Infectious Disease