Jordan S. Pober, M.D., Ph.D., who studies the role of the vascular endothelium in immune and inflammatory responses, has been named Ensign Professor of Immunobiology.

Pober was a student in the School of Medicine’s M.D./Ph.D. Program in the 1970s, completing his first year of residency in pathology at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He held a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University, completed his pathology training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and taught at Harvard Medical School. Pober returned to Yale in 1991 as professor of pathology and immunobiology and director of the Boyer Center for Molecular Medicine’s Molecular Cardiobiology program. In 1998 he became a professor of dermatology.

Pober is vice chair of the Department of Immunobiology for its Section of Human and Translational Immunology, and director of the interdepartmental Human and Translational Immunology program. He has been named a Searle Scholar, an Established Investigator of the American Heart Association, and a MERIT awardee of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. He has served as president of the North American Vascular Biology Organization and the co-founder and co-director of the Joint Yale-Cambridge University Biomedical Research Program.

In 2010 Pober was the Russell Ross Memorial Lecturer in Vascular Biology at the American Heart Association’s national meeting. This year, he was elected to the Association of American Physicians and won the Rous Whipple Award from the American Society of Investigative Pathology.