Dr. Schlesinger Was Scientific Collaborator for 35 Years with Ralph Steinman, MD who won the Nobel Prize this year in Medicine
NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Real estate mogul Elie Hirschfeld and Sarah Schlesinger, MD are attending Nobel Week Ceremonies in Stockholm Sweden. Schlesinger's scientific collaborator for the last 35 years was Ralph Steinman, MD who won the Nobel Prize this year in Medicine. Elie Hirschfeld is attending as Schlesinger's guest, and serves on the Council of The Rockefeller University.
Ralph Steinman is one of this year's three Nobel Laureates in Physiology or Medicine. Steinman, who died on September 30, is being given the award for his work on the human immune response. Dr. Steinman was the Head of the Laboratory of Cellular Physiology and Immunology at Rockefeller University and a senior physician at the Rockefeller University Hospital.
Dr. Schlesinger received her bachelor's degree from Wellesley College, spending her college summers performing research in Dr. Steinman's lab at Rockefeller. She received her M.D. from Rush Medical College before taking a residency at New York Hospital, where she ascended to chief resident of the department of pathology. In 1996, she became a research physician/pathologist in the division of retrovirology at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, and then worked as a scientist in vaccine research and design at the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative. In 2003, she returned to Rockefeller as a research associate professor in Dr. Steinman's lab with a joint appointment at the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center. In 2007, she became associate professor of clinical investigation at Rockefeller.
Elie Hirschfeld serves as president of Hirschfeld Properties LLC, a leading New York-based real estate development firm. Under the leadership of Elie Hirschfeld, Hirschfeld Properties has engaged in the development or ownership of many of the most renowned office buildings, hotels, multi-family residential buildings, parking facilities, and retail projects in New York City.