Research & Publications
Dr. Ellen Foxman, M.D., PhD. is an Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Immunobiology at the Yale School of Medicine. Her laboratory studies the fundamental biology of the airway epithelial development and innate immune signaling, and implications for the diagnosis and prevention of viral respiratory illness.
Background. Dr. Foxman is an immunologist and clinical pathologist. She trained in medicine and immunology at Stanford University. In Dr. Eugene Butcher’s group, she investigated leukocyte homing and the role of short term memory of prior chemotactic signals in allowing neutrophils to reach their target sites within tissues. She became interested in respiratory viruses during her residency training in clinical pathology at Harvard's Brigham and Women's Hospital, due to the advances in testing that were beginning to reveal a previously unappreciated very high prevalence of these viruses. She later joined Dr. Akiko Iwasaki’s group at Yale as a post-doctoral associate, where she studied antiviral innate immunity, demonstrating suppression of innate immune responses in the airway epithelium by cool ambient temperature. In 2016, she established her independent research group studying host-virus interactions in the respiratory tract.
Education & Training
- Resident in Clinical PathologyBrigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School (2004)
- MDStanford University School of Medicine (2001)
- PhDStanford University School of Medicine (1999)
- BSYale University (1993)
Honors & Recognition
|2019 Levine Lab Laureate Award||Rosalind Franklin Society||2019|
|2019 Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award||The Hartwell Foundation||2019|
|2017 Prize Recipient, National Antimicrobial Resistance Diagnostic Challenge, Phase I||NIH||2017|
|2011 Invited lecturer, 9th International Student Seminar||Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan|
|2013 Invited Young Investigator oral presentation, ASM General Meeting||American 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|