News from Immunobiology

Research in the News: Arming the immune system to fight myeloma

October 31, 2012 - ... led by Madhav Dhodapkar, professor of hematology and immunobiology at Yale School of Medicine, showed how combining drugs that ...

A surprise mechanism uncovered in the development of lupus

October 24, 2012 - ... Mark Shlomchik, M.D., professor of laboratory medicine and immunobiology at Yale School of Medicine. “We now plan to explore the ...

Genital herpes: Yale researchers develop vaccine strategy

October 17, 2012 - ... exposure,” said lead author Akiko Iwasaki, professor of immunobiology at Yale School of Medicine and a member of Yale Cancer Center’s ...

New antibody drug engages the immune system in fight against cancer

June 2, 2012 - ... Sznol said. Co-author Lieping Chen, M.D., professor of immunobiology, medicine, and dermatology at Yale School of Medicine and ...

New antibody drug engages the immune system in fight against cancer

June 2, 2012 - ... Sznol said. Co-author Lieping Chen, M.D., professor of immunobiology, medicine, and dermatology at Yale School of Medicine and ...

Why hay fever may be a good sign

April 25, 2012 - ... suffering? Lead author Ruslan Medzhitov, professor of immunobiology at Yale School of Medicine and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute ...

Yale Nobel laureate creates compound that halts growth of malaria parasite

April 2, 2012 - ... The work is an outgrowth of the discovery by Yale immunobiology professor Alfred L. M. Bothwell of a basic peptide that the Yale ...

Immune system turning on itself may trigger melanoma growth

March 28, 2012 - ... said lead author Lieping Chen, M.D., professor of immunobiology at Yale School of Medicine and director of the cancer immunology ...

15 Yale faculty honored by Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering

March 6, 2012 - ... Institute professor Kevan C. Herold , professor of immunobiology and internal medicine (endocrinology), YSM William L. ...

Straight from the gut: Microbes can cause obesity 

February 1, 2012 - ... said senior author Richard A. Flavell, professor of immunobiology at Yale School of Medicine and a Howard Hughes Medical ...

Yale study: How suppressing the immune system may prevent type 1 diabetes 

January 25, 2012 - ... said study author Kevan Herold, M.D., professor of immunobiology at Yale School of Medicine and principal investigator of Yale’s ... 1 diabetes. Co-author Richard A. Flavell, professor of immunobiology and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, led a study ...

Preventing pancreatic cell death in type 1 diabetes

November 9, 2011 - ... Lead researcher Kevan C. Herold, M.D., professor of immunobiology at Yale School of Medicine and principal investigator of the Yale ...

Iwasaki receives Eli Lilly research award 

October 13, 2011 - Akiko Iwasaki, professor of immunobiology and molecular, cell and developmental biology, has been selected ...

MEDIA ADVISORY: What is Sjogren's Syndrome That Sidelined Venus Williams?

September 1, 2011 - ... and how it is treated: Kevan Herold, M.D., professor of immunobiology and endocrinology: ...

New Genetic Links to MS Also Play Roles In Other Autoimmune Diseases

August 10, 2011 - ... Gilbert H. Glaser Professor of Neurology and professor of immunobiology, chair of the department of neurology and an author on both ...

Autoimmune Disease-Causing Cells Can Be Controlled 

July 19, 2011 - ... Flavell, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Immunobiology at Yale School of Medicine and a Howard Hughes Medical ...

Dr. Jordan Pober named the Ensign Professor

July 8, 2011 - ... Jordan S. Pober, the newly appointed Ensign Professor of Immunobiology, is an expert on the biology and immunology of the vascular ... returning to Yale in 1991 as a professor of pathology and immunobiology. He became a professor of dermatology in 1998. Pober was named...

Eleven Yale Faculty Members Honored by Connecticut Science Academy

June 9, 2011 - ... Peter Cresswell, PhD, Eugene Higgins Professor of Immunobiology, and Professor of Cell Biology and Dermatology Debra A. ... Ruslan M. Medzhitov, David W. Wallace Professor of Immunobiology Paul R. Van Tassel, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department ...

Yale Scientist Ruslan Medzhitov Wins Share of Million Dollar Shaw Prize 

June 9, 2011 - Ruslan M. Medzhitov, the David W. Wallace Professor of Immunobiology at Yale School of Medicine, a member of Yale Cancer Center and a ...

Iwasaki receives Eli Lilly research award

Akiko Iwasaki, professor of Immunobiology and Molecular, Cell and Developmental biology, has been selected to receive the 2012 Eli Lilly and Company Research Award...the oldest and most prestigious prize from the American Society for Microbiology. more…

Young scientists honored at White House

In early November 2007, two School of Medicine scientists each received a Presidential Early Career Award, the highest honor that a beginning researcher can receive in the United States. The scientists, Sven-Eric Jordt, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmacology, and Susan Kaech, Ph.D., assistant professor of immunobiology, were among 58 recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), which honor outstanding researchers who are beginning their independent research careers. All were honored at a White House ceremony on November 1. more…

Dr. Jordan Pober named the Ensign Professor

Dr. Jordan S. Pober, the newly appointed Ensign Professor of Immunobiology, is an expert on the biology and immunology of the vascular endothelium, whose studies may lead to new therapies for immune and inflammatory diseases and for improved outcomes in organ transplantation and tissue-engineered grafts. more…
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Autoimmune Disease-Causing Cells Can Be Controlled

A study recently published in Nature, explains how certain autoimmune disease causing cells can be redirected into the small intestine, potentially neutralizing their propensity to trigger illness. "We believe that this part of the body has unique properties that allow it to confer immunological stability, and to quickly repair the damage caused by these initially inflammatory cells," according to lead author Richard Flavell, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Immunobiology. more…

Autoimmunity: Finding Common Ground

"You’re a T cell person or a B cell person", Kevan Herold, M.D., studies T cells, because they mature in the thymus. Eric Meffre, Ph.D. studies B cells, which mature in bone marrow. Thanks to Herold, the driving force behind an Autoimmunity Center of Excellence (ACE) an achievement that Yale scientists see as a catalyst for a new burst of collaborative work on the dysfunctions of the immune system that underlie diverse diseases such as diabetes, lupus, and multiple sclerosis. more…

Archived News

Yale Immunobiologist Wins Prestigious Rosenstiel Award For Pioneering Studies of Innate Immune System.

Ruslan Medzhitov, Ph.D., has been awarded the 2010 Rosenstiel Award for distinguished work in basic medical science. more…

NIH-Funded Center Will Advance the Prevention and Treatment of Kidney Disease.

The University will use a $4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to establish the George M. O'Brien Kidney Center at Yale. more…

Mouse With a Human Immune System Could Revolutionize Research

Richard Flavell, M.D., Sterling Professor and chair of immunobiology, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, uses mouse reverse genetics in studying the immune system. more…

New building is ‘a place for great science’

“This is the future,” declared Yale President Richard C. Levin at the October 5 ribbon cutting for the medical school’s newest building, a 120,000-square-foot structure at 10 Amistad Street that will house the Interdepartmental Program in Vascular Biology and Therapeutics (VBT), the Yale Stem Cell Center (YSCC) and the Human and Translational Immunology (HTI) Program. The $88.6 million building is the latest to be built as part of a $1 billion plan to expand science facilities at Yale. more…

New AAAS Fellows

Six biomedical scientists and educators at Yale have been named as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), an honor bestowed upon members of the organization by their peers in recognition of distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. Among the honored was Sankar Ghosh, Ph.D., professor of immunobiology and of molecular biophysics and biochemistry. more…

Immunobiology chair named to Institute of Medicine

Richard A. Flavell, Ph.D., chair of the new Department of Immunobiology at Yale and an internationally recognized scientist, was named to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in October. more…

Immunology comes of age at medical school

From Medicine@Yale: The top-ranked and influential Section of Immunobiology becomes a full-fledged department within the Yale School of Medicine. The newly christened Department of Immunobiology was named the best in its field in the United States in a Chronicle of Higher Education survey published in January. In 2006, department members had over $18,000,000 in combined federal and non-federal research funding; between 1999 and 2006 the faculty collectively published more than 70 scientific articles in the top science journals Science, Nature and Cell. more…

Yale Physician Receives Burroughs Award for Translational Research

Yale School of Medicine researcher Warren Shlomchik, M.D., who studies immune system responses in stem cell transplantation, is recipient of a Clinical Scientist Award in Translational Research by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF). more…

Ancient Cellular Pathway Important in Fighting Viruses

Autophagy, or self-cannabalism, plays a major role in the body’s antiviral immune response, according to a report in Science by Yale School of Medicine researchers, including Akiko Iwasaki, Ph.D. and Heung Kyu Lee of the Department of Immunobiology. more…

A letter from Dean Alpern: The New Department of Immunobiology

I am pleased to report that the Section of Immunobiology, which was established at the medical school as a small, independent academic unit in 1988, has been elevated to full departmental status by a recent decision of the Yale Corporation. more…