Richard A Flavell, PhD, FRS

PI, Sterling Professor, and Chairman Immunobiology; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Department Chair, Immunobiology

Departments & Organizations

Cancer Immunology

Diabetes Research Center

Fellowship Training

Immunobiology: HTI | Lymphocyte Development | Principal Investigator

Immunology and Immunotherapy

NIH T32 Program

Office of Student Research

Parasitology Program

Skin Diseases Research Center, Yale

SPORE in Skin Cancer

Stem Cell Center, Yale: Stem Cell Niche and Homing | Stem Cell Self-Renewal and Cell Symmetry

Vascular Biology and Therapeutics Program

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Immunology: Computational Immunology; Consequences of an Immune Response; Infectious Disease and Host-Pathogen Interaction; Lymphocyte Development; Mounting an Immune Response

Biography

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 of Amsterdam (1974-79); then Head of the Laboratory of Gene Structure and Expression at the National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill, London (1979-82); and subsequently President and Chief Scientific Officer of Biogen Research Corporation, Cambridge, Massachusetts (1982-88). Dr. Flavell is a fellow of the Royal Society, a member of the National Academy of Sciences as well as the Institute of Medicine. Richard Flavell uses transgenic and gene-targeted mice to study Innate and Adaptive immunity, T cell tolerance and activation in immunity and autoimmunity,apoptosis, and regulation of T cell differentiation.

Education & Training

PhD University of Hull (1970)
EMBO Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. C. Weissmann Universitat Zurich
Postdoctoral Fellow with Professor Piet Borst University of Amsterdam

Honors & Recognition

  • The Vilcek Prize in Biomedical ScienceVilcek Foundatioin (2013)

  • The William B. Coley Award for Distinguished Research in Basic and Tumor ImmunologyCancer Research Institute (2012)

International Activity

  • Mouse Model to Evaluate Attenuated Vaccine Candidates Switzerland (2008)

    The primary objective of this proposal is to generate a humanized mouse model in which critical components of the human immune system replace the homologous regions of the mouse.

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Contact Info

Richard A Flavell, PhD, FRS
Lab Location
The Anlyan Center
300 Cedar Street, Ste S560, S570

New Haven, CT 06519
Office Location
The Anlyan Center
300 Cedar Street, Ste Suite 569A

New Haven, CT 06519
Mailing Address
Department of ImmunobiologyPO Box 208011
300 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520

Curriculum Vitae

Flavell Lab