Jason Scott Weinstein, PhD

Instructor; Lecturer Mol Biophys & Biochem

Departments & Organizations

Rheumatology

Biography

I majored in biology at Northeastern University. Concomitantly, I interned for two years in the antibody-engineering division of Millennium Pharmaceuticals where I cloned and humanized murine monoclonal antibodies directed toward therapeutic targets in rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis. After graduation, I worked for a year at Critical Therapeutics where I helped develop anti-inflammatory fusion proteins as potential therapies for sepsis, solidifying my desire for a career in immunology research. I then attended University of Florida Medical School, where I worked on understanding the mechanisms that underlie the generation of autoreactive B lymphocytes in lupus/chronic inflammation mouse models. After working with B cells in lupus, I came to Yale Medical School to complete a post-doctoral fellowship on T cell biology in autoimmunity. I stayed on and became faculty in the Section of Rheumatology and have integrated these facets of my research training to address some of the most pressing issues concerning T- and B-cell dependent responses in autoimmunity.

Education & Training

PhD University of Florida (2009)
BS Northeastern University (2003)
Postdoctoral Fellow Yale University

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