Dr. Katherine L. Knight is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. She is also the co-founder and co-director of the Infectious Disease and Immunology Institute at Loyola University. Dr. Knight was the president of The American Association of Immunologists from 1996 to 1997, and served as an AAI Council Member from 1991 to 1996. She was awarded the AAI Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013.

Interview Date: Thursday, July 19, 2012.

AAI History (chronological):
Associate Editor, The Journal of Immunology, 1974–1976; 1982–1986
Education Committee, 1981–1984
Travel Awards Committee, 1981–1987
Membership Committee, chair, 1988–1991
Committee for Liaison with DRG, NIH, 1990–1993
Councillor, 1991–1996
Status of Women Committee, council liaison, 1995–1998
President, 1996–1997
Nominating Committee, 1999–2000, 2004–2005

AAI Representative to the FASEB Meetings Committee, 1982–1983
AAI Representative to the FASEB Finance Committee, 1992–1994
AAI Representative to the IUIS Council, 1992–1995
AAI Representative to the IUIS General Assembly, 1993–2000
AAI Representative to the FASEB Board, 1995–1998
AAI Representative to the FASEB Public Affairs Executive Committee, 1996–1998

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