Prof. Alfred Tauber

Honorary Life Member

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Alfred I. Tauber is a Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, specializing in hematology, biochemistry and immunology. He has served on the faculties of Harvard University and Boston University. Prof. Tauber is also Chairman Emeritus of the University of Haifa’s Board of Governors (2013-2019), and has been an indispensable force of change for the University, advancing the institute’s physical and academic growth as well as its community-based initiatives.

In addition to his distinguished career as an immunologist and wide philanthropic activities, Prof. Tauber has taught and written extensively on ethics, the philosophy of science, and the history of ideas, seeking non-conventional bridges in pursuit of creating a more equal, inclusive and just society.

For his critical studies of immunology, he received the Science Medal from the Institute of Advanced Studies (ISA) of the University of Bologna (2008), and an honorary doctorate from the University of Haifa (2011). He was also recognized for his philanthropic activities promoting social welfare, education and research at the University and in Israel through the Laszlo N. Tauber Family Foundation, which he established with his sister Ingrid nearly two decades ago, in memory of their late father.

Prof. Tauber is among the University’s most foremost donors, giving generously to initiatives including student scholarships, innovative study programs, technology transfer innovation, campus-wide initiatives, building projects and pioneering research studies.