Ellen F. Foxman is medical researcher and a physician with training in clinical pathology, a medical subspecialty devoted to using diagnostic testing to improve patient care. Dr. Foxman's research interest is understanding how our bodies respond to common viral infections, and how variation in these responses impacts human health. Her current focus is human rhinovirus, the most frequent cause of the common cold and childhood asthma attacks and also one of the most frequent asymptomatic viral infections of humans. What tips the balance between health and disease following exposure to rhinovirus? Current projects examine how environmental factors affect innate immune defense against rhinovirus in the airway, and thereby alter the outcome of infection.
Background. Dr. Foxman received her M.D. and Ph.D. training at Stanford University, and her residency training in Clinical Pathology at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA. Her postdoctoral research on host-virus interactions has been conducted with the mentorship of Akiko Iwasaki in the Department of Immunobiology at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Foxman is currently continuing these studies as an Instructor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine at Yale.
Education & Training
|MD||Stanford University School of Medicine (2001)|
|PhD||Stanford University School of Medicine (1999)|
|BS||Yale University (1993)|
|Resident in Clinical Pathology||Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School|
Honors & Recognition
2011 Invited lecturer, 9th International Student SeminarKyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
2013 Invited Young Investigator oral presentation, ASM General MeetingAmerican Society for Microbiology
2013 Paul E. Strandjord Young Investigator Award with Distinction Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists
2010 Recipient of Research Supplement to Promote Reentry into Biomedical and Behavioral Research Careers National Institutes of Health