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Jeffrey R. Bender, MD

Robert I. Levy Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Professor of Immunobiology

Associate Chief, Cardiovascular Medicine

Director, Yale Cardiovascular Research Center

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Alfred L. M. Bothwell, PhD

Professor of Immunobiology

Member of HTI and VBT

Al Bothwell graduated with an A.B. from Washington University in 1971, got a PhD from Yale in Sidney Altman’s lab in 1975 and then did a postdoc with David Baltimore at MIT where he established the genetic basis of the anti-NP idiotypic antibody response. He has been on the Immunobiology faculty at the Yale Medical School since 1982. He continued studies of B cell antibody diversity and memory and then worked on T cell receptor structure/function and signaling. He also developed the molecular...

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Lieping Chen, MD, PhD

United Technologies Corporation Professor in Cancer Research and Professor of Immunobiology, of Dermatology and of Medicine (Medical Oncology)

Co-Director, Cancer Immunology Program at Yale Cancer Center

Before joining Yale in 2010, Dr. Chen was a professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and at Mayo Clinic. He was also a research scientist in Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.

Lieping Chen studies lymphocyte costimulation and coinhibition and their application in treating human diseases, including cancer and autoimmune diseases.

Published in 1992, Dr. Chen pioneered the first proof-of-concept study showing that manipulation of the B7-CD28/CTLA-4 family molecules could be used for cancer...

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Joseph Edgar Craft, MD

Paul B. Beeson Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology) and Professor of Immunobiology

Section Chief, Rheumatology

Program Director, Investigative Medicine

Paul B. Beeson Professor of Medicine

Dr. Joseph Craft is Paul B. Beeson Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Section of Rheumatology, and Professor of Immunobiology at the Yale University School of Medicine. He received his degree in chemistry as a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is an Alpha Omega Alpha graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Dr. Craft did postgraduate training in medicine and in rheumatology and immunology at Yale, and has been on the faculty...

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Peter Cresswell, PhD, FRS

Eugene Higgins Professor of Immunobiology and Professor of Cell Biology

Dr. Cresswell is the Eugene Higgins Professor of Immunobiology and Professor of Cell Biology and Dermatology at Yale University School of Medicine.



He received his B.S. degree in chemistry, his M.S. degree in microbiology from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, U.K., and his Ph.D. degree in biochemistry and immunology from London University. His postdoctoral training was completed at Harvard University with Jack Strominger.



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Madhav V. Dhodapkar, MBBS

Arthur H. Bunker and Isabel Bunker Professor of Medicine (Hematology) and Professor of Immunobiology

Chief, Section of Hematology, Department of Internal Medicine

Disease Aligned Research Team Leader, Hematology Program, Yale Cancer Center

Medical School: All India Instt. of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
Fellowship (Hematology / Oncology): Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Prior Faculty appointments: Myeloma Institute, Little Rock, AR; Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY; The Rockefeller University, New York, NY

Research Interests: Immunobiology of myeloma; Development of novel biological approaches to treat cancer; dendritic cell biology

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Vishwa Deep Dixit, DVM, PhD

Professor of Comparative Medicine and of Immunobiology

Vishwa Deep Dixit completed Bachelor and Master of Veterinary Sciences in HAU, Hisar India. He received German Academic Exchange Service fellowship to conduct PhD research in Germany. He completed PhD coursework in HAU and Research Work in University of Hannover in Year 2000. He conducted postdoctoral research training in NIH. He joined Pennington Biomedical Research Center as an Assistant Professor in 2006 and moved to Yale as Professor of Comparative Medicine and Immunobiology in 2013. ...

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Stephanie C Eisenbarth, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine, of Immunobiology and of Medicine (Immunology)

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Tarek Fahmy, PhD

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and of Immunobiology

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Richard A Flavell, PhD, FRS

Sterling Professor of Immunobiology

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Dr. Flavell is Sterling Professor of Immunobiology at Yale University School of Medicine, and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He received his B.Sc. (Honors) in 1967 and Ph.D. in 1970 in biochemistry from the University of Hull, England, and performed postdoctoral work in Amsterdam (1970-72) with Piet Borst and in Zurich (1972-73) with Charles Weissmann. Before accepting his current position in 1988, Dr. Flavell was first Assistant Professor (equivalent) at the University...

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Ann M Haberman, PhD

Associate Professor Term

Director, In Vivo Imaging Facility

Director, Flow Cytometry Facility

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania (1992)

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David A. Hafler, MD, FANA

William S. and Lois Stiles Edgerly Professor of Neurology and Professor of Immunobiology

Chair, Department of Neurology

Neurologist-in-Chief, Yale New Haven Hospital

Dr. Hafler is the William S. and Lois Stiles Edgerly Professor and Chairman Department of Neurology, Yale School of Medicine and is the Neurologist-in-Chief of the Yale-New Haven Hospital. He graduated magna cum laude in 1974 from Emory University with combined B.S. and M.Sc. degrees in biochemistry, and the University of Miami School of Medicine in 1978. He then completed his internship in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins followed by a neurology residency at Cornell Medical Center-New York...

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Kevan Herold, MD

Professor of Immunobiology and of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Executive Director, Yale Diabetes Center

Deputy Director, Yale Center for Clinical Investigation

My background and research are in translational immunology. I am interested in understanding the basis for autoimmune diseases and developing new therapies based on our understanding of disease mechanisms. My focus has largely been in the field of autoimmune Type 1 diabetes. The work encompasses basic laboratory work understanding the regulation of autoreactive T cells to clinical trials that involve novel therapeutics. As part of these studies I have also been very interested in analysis of...

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Akiko Iwasaki, PhD

Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Immunobiology and Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology

Professor of Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Akiko Iwasaki received her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto (Canada) in 1998, and her postdoctoral training from the National Institutes of Health (USA) (1998-2000). She joined Yale University (USA) as a faculty in 2000, and currently is an Investigator of the HHMI and a Professor of Department of Immunobiology and Department of Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology. Akiko Iwasaki’s research focuses on the mechanisms of immune defense against viruses at the mucosal surfaces. Her...

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Nikhil Joshi, PhD

Assistant Professor

My laboratory uses intricate tumor models and advanced approaches to investigate immune cell interactions with developing tumors. My goal is to determine mechanistically why these interactions do not lead to more potent anti-tumor responses and to identify entry points for modulating these interactions through genetic manipulation and therapeutic intervention. My previous studies have focused on using established complex mouse models to investigate how subtypes of T cells in the tumor...

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Susan Kaech, PhD

Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Immunobiology

Education

Stanford University Ph.D., Developmental Biology 1993-1998
University of Washington, Seattle, WA B.S., Cellular and Molecular Biology 1989-1993

Professional Experience

1990-1991 Undergraduate Researcher, Div. of Basic Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
1991-1993 Undergraduate Researcher, Dept. of Zoology, University of Washington, Seattle
1993-1998 Graduate Student, Dept. of Developmental Biology, Stanford University

1999-2004 Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Microbiology and...

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Paula B Kavathas, PhD

Professor of Laboratory Medicine, of Immunobiology and of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Associate Chair for Research

Director, Science Education Outreach Program

Chair, Women's Faculty Forum

Dr. Kavathas graduated with a B.A. in American Institutions, from the University of Wisconsin, writing her thesis on the role of Science in America in the 1960s. She obtained her Ph.D. in Genetics from the Department of Genetics, founded in 1921 as the first Genetics Department in the country. At Wisconsin with Dr. Robert DeMars on genetic analysis of the MHC region. As a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University with Dr. Leonard Herzenberg she developed a novel approach for cloning genes...

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Steven H Kleinstein, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology

Dr. Steven Kleinstein received a B.A.S. in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Princeton University. He is currently an Associate Professor of Pathology and Immunobiology at the Yale School of Medicine, and a member of the Interdepartmental Program in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, and the Human Translational Immunology Program. While formally trained in Computer Science, Dr. Kleinstein has been working on applications in...

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Martin Alexander Kriegel, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Immunobiology and of Medicine (Rheumatology)

Dr. Kriegel is an Assistant Professor of Immunobiology and of Medicine (Rheumatology) at Yale School of Medicine. In 2001, he received his MD/PhD equivalent at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen, Germany, followed by the German Medical Licensure in 2002. From 2003 to 2006, he performed postdoctoral training in immunology at Yale with Dr. Richard Flavell before completing a medicine residency and rheumatology fellowship at Harvard (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Brigham &...

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Carrie L Lucas, PhD

Assistant Professor of Immunobiology

Dr. Carrie L. Lucas received her PhD from Harvard Medical School and her postdoctoral training from the National Institutes of Health, NIAID. Her laboratory investigates signaling in T cells from healthy people and patients with inherited immune disorders to dissect pathways critical for adaptive immunity. A major focus of her work has been on phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) signaling and mechanisms of disease in immunodeficient patients with activating mutations in PI3K subunits.

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John D MacMicking, PhD

Associate Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis and of Immunobiology

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Member, Yale Systems Biology Institute

Dr. MacMicking trained in synthetic organic chemistry and biochemistry at the Australian National University (B.Sc, 1st Class Honours) where he conducted thesis work within the Department of Immunology & Cell Biology formerly headed by 1996 Nobel Laureate, Peter Doherty, at the the John Curtin School of Medical Research.

He then pursued Ph.D studies within the Immunology program at Sloan-Kettering Institute-Cornell University in New York City (with Carl Nathan) before post-doctoral work as an...

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Ruslan M Medzhitov, PhD

Sterling Professor of Immunobiology

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Medzhitov was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and earned a B.S. at Tashkent State University before going on to pursue a Ph.D. in biochemistry at Moscow University in 1990. He performed his postdoctoral studies with the late Charles A. Janeway Jr. at Yale University Medical School.

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Eric RF Meffre, PhD

Associate Professor of Immunobiology and of Medicine (Immunology)

My work focuses on the etiology of autoimmune diseases affecting millions of individuals in the world by identifying molecules and pathways involved in the establishment of B-cell tolerance through the investigation of rare patients with primary immunodeficiency (PID), enrolled at Yale and through an international network.

Patients with PID provide opportunities to study the impact of specific gene defects on the regulation of B-cell tolerance and the removal of developing autoreactive B cells...

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Noah Wolcott Palm, PhD

Assistant Professor of Immunobiology

Noah W. Palm is an Assistant Professor of Immunobiology and a member of the Human and Translational Immunology Program at the Yale University School of Medicine. His laboratory focuses on illuminating the myriad interactions between the immune system and the gut microbiota in health and disease. Dr. Palm performed his doctoral work with Ruslan Medzhitov and his postdoctoral work with Richard Flavell, both at Yale University.

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Jordan Stuart Pober, MD, PhD

Bayer Professor of Translational Medicine and Professor of Immunobiology, Pathology and Dermatology

Director, Human and Translational Immunology Program

Vice-Chair, Dept. of Immunobiology for the Section of Human and Translational Immunology

Dr. Pober was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1949 and grew up in the New York City metropolitan area. He attended Haverford College, graduating summa cum laude in 1971 with high honors in Biology, Chemistry and History. He was admitted to Yale’s Medical Scientist Training Program, receiving his MD and his PhD in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry with Prof. Lubert Stryer in 1977. He completed his first year of pathology residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital in 1978, was a post-doctoral fellow...

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Aaron Michael Ring, MD/PhD

Assistant Professor

Aaron Ring received his undergraduate training at Yale University and entered the Stanford Medical Scientist Training Program for his MD and PhD degrees. At Stanford, he worked in the laboratories of K. Christopher Garcia and Irving Weissman to use structure-based protein engineering to develop new cytokine and immune checkpoint therapies for cancer. He additionally developed novel methodologies in protein engineering to create biologic agents against challenging targets such as G protein...

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Carla Vanina Rothlin, PhD

Associate Professor of Immunobiology

Associate Professor of Pharmacology

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Craig Russell Roy, PhD

Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis and of Immunobiology

Vice-Chair, Department of Microbial Pathogenesis

Craig Roy received his B.S. from Michigan State University in 1985 and earned his Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology at Stanford University in 1991 in the laboratory of Dr. Stanley Falkow. After completing a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Ralph Isberg in the Department of Molecular Microbiology at Tufts University School of Medicine in 1996, he was appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at Stony Brook University. Dr. Roy became a...

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David G. Schatz, PhD

Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Immunobiology and Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Chair of Immunobiology

Dr. Schatz has made fundamental contributions to our understanding of
the mechanisms that assemble and diversify antigen receptor genes that encode
antibodies and T cell receptors.
He is best known for the discovery of RAG1 and RAG2, subsequent
biochemical insights into RAG
function and evolutionary origins, and the discovery of two distinct levels of
regulation of somatic hypermutation.





As a graduate student with David Baltimore, Schatz
established an assay for the detection of V(D)J recombination...

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Research Scientists

Piotr Bielecki

Associate Research Scientist in Immunobiology

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Wook Jin Chae, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Immunobiology

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Paul R. Clark, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Immunobiology

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Enric Esplugues, PhD

Research Scientist-Immunobiology

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Elizabeth E Eynon, PhD

Research Scientist in Immunobiology

Chair, IACUC

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Dietmar Herndler-Brandstetter, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Immunobiology

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Nancy C Kirkiles-Smith, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Immunobiology

Laboratory Manager

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Elizabeth Bomann Kopp, PhD, BA

Associate Research Scientist in Immunobiology

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Ralf M Leonhardt, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Immunobiology

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Manolis Roulis, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Immunobiology

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Rashu Bhargava Seth, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Immunobiology

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Gloria Zhu, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Immunobiology

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