Linda Sherman, Ph.D., is a former President of the American Academy of Immunology and Professor Emeritus at Scripps Research.
Dr. Sherman has helped shape the national scientific community as a member of numerous NIH committees and National Advisory Councils designed to review grant applications and write policy on federal funding priorities. She served as a member of the Board of Trustees at Scripps Research and also led promotions and faculty recruiting committees for many years. In her own laboratory, Dr. Sherman made substantial contributions to the fields of autoimmunity, immune tolerance and tumor immunity. Dr. Sherman was the first woman to be promoted to the position of Full Professor at Scripps Research. Along with her late husband Dr. Norman Klinman, Dr. Sherman was involved in the early growth and direction of a successful San Diego charitable organization, Kids Included Together (KIT). KIT provides opportunities for inclusion of children with developmental disabilities in child care, after school, and recreational programs throughout the community.
Dr. Sherman was the ninety-eighth president of The American Association of Immunologists (AAI) from 2014 to 2015 and served as an AAI Council member from 2009 to 2016. She was elected a Distinguished Fellow of AAI in 2019.
Dr. Sherman holds several US patents and has served on the Scientific Advisory Board for several biotech companies. She currently serves on the Advisory Board of the San Diego Biomedical Research Institute.