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Ruth R Montgomery, PhD

Professor of Medicine and Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases); Associate Dean for Scientific Affairs, Dept Clinical: Internal Medicine

Contact Information

Ruth R Montgomery, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Rheumatology

    300 Cedar St

    New Haven, CT 06520

    United States



Ruth R. Montgomery is a cellular immunologist with particular expertise in use of novel technology for human translational studies. Her research employs systems wide studies to identify individual differences in immune responses that lead to divergent outcomes to infection. Her group focuses on effects of aging on innate immunity and individual variation influencing susceptibility to West Nile, dengue, Zika and COVID-19 viruses, and inflammatory profiling of patients with sickle cell disease. She has overseen studies of immune responsiveness in human cohorts with successful enrollment of >2000 healthy individuals. Dr. Montgomery’s work is notable for her use of primary human cells to demonstrate immune related mechanisms and illuminate potential avenues for therapeutic interventions. She launched the CyTOF facility at Yale in 2013, was co-chair of the University Provost’s ITS Advisory Committee (ITSAC), and serves as Associate Dean for Scientific Affairs.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    Yale University (1991)
  • PhD
    Rockefeller University (1987)
  • BA
    University of Pennsylvania, Biology (1981)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
MemberConnecticut Academy of Science and Engineering2020

Professional Service

CIVICs NIAID Collaborative Influenza Vaccine Innovation Centers (CIVICs) Program, CIVICs NIAID Collaborative Influenza Vaccine Innovation Centers (CIVICs) ProgramExpert Panel Member2020 - 2023
Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)Systems Immunology Task Force2019 - Present
Immunity & AgeingBoard member2019 - Present
Society of Leukocyte BiologyCouncil Member2018 - 2021
Nature Journal of Molecular PhenomicsAssociate Editor2017 - 2018

Departments & Organizations