Ruslan M Medzhitov PhD

David W. Wallace Professor of Immunobiology; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Immunology

Cancer Immunology

Immunobiology: HTI

Skin Diseases Research Center, Yale

Diabetes Research Center

Immunology and Immunotherapy

Molecular Virology


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.


  • Ph.D., Moscow State University , 1993

Latest Honor and Recognition

  • 2010 Lewis S. Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in Basic Medical Science.(2010) , Brandeis University