Carl Nathan graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Medical School and trained in internal medicine and oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital, the National Cancer Institute and Yale. He joined the faculty at Rockefeller University for 10 years before moving to Weill Cornell Medicine as Stanton Griffis Distinguished Professor of Medicine. There he served as founding director of the Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program, acting dean of the Medical College, dean of the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. He co-chairs the editorial board of the Journal of Experimental Medicine and serves on the boards of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and Science Translational Medicine.
- National Academy of Sciences
- National Academy of Medicine
- American Academy of Arts and Sciences
- American Academy of Microbiology
- Koch Prize
- Sanofi-Institut Pasteur Senior International Scientist Award
- Weill Exemplary Achievement Award