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Ruslan Medzhitov, Ph.D.

Ruslan Medzhitov, Ph.D.Sterling Professor, Department of Immunobiology, Yale University
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Ruslan Medzhitov obtained his PhD from Moscow State University in 1993. He performed his postdoctoral studies with Charles A. Janeway Jr. at Yale University School of Medicine. In 1999, he joined the faculty of the Department of Immunobiology and is currently a Sterling Professor of Immunobiology at Yale University School of Medicine, and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Dr. Medzhitov is a director of Food Allergy Science Initiative at the Broad Institute. He serves on the editorial boards of several scientific journals, on the Scientific Advisory Board of the IMP Institute, Vienna, on the National Advisory Board of the PEW Scholars Program, and on a Review Board of the Crick Institute, London.

His awards include the Searle Scholarship, the William B. Coley Award from the Cancer Research Institute, a Master of Arts Privatum from Yale University, the Emil von Behring Award, the AAI–BD Biosciences Investigator Award, Doctor Honoris Causae from Munich University and Utrecht University, the Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists, the Howard Taylor Ricketts Award, the Lewis S. Rosenstiel Award, the Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine, the Vilcek Prize in Life Sciences, the Else Kröner- Fresenius-Foundation inaugural international prize in immunology, and the inaugural Lurie Prize in the Biomedical Sciences. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, a member of the National Academy of Medicine, USA, a foreign member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology.