Infectious Diseases and Human Health Seminar
Monday, December 14, 2020

Ellen F. Foxman, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Immunobiology, Yale School of Medicine

Ellen Foxman trained in medicine and immunology at Stanford University. In 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 later joined Akiko Iwasaki’s group at Yale as a postdoctoral associate, where she studied antiviral innate immunity, demonstrating suppression of innate immune responses in the airway epithelium by cool ambient temperature. In 2016, Foxman established her independent research group at the Yale School of Medicine focusing on host-virus interactions in the respiratory tract. Her laboratory studies the fundamental biology of airway epithelial development and innate immune signaling, and implications for the diagnosis and prevention of viral respiratory illness. Foxman is also a board-certified clinical pathologist, with residency training from Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the assistant director of the Yale New-Haven Hospital Clinical Virology and Clinical Immunology Laboratories.

Foxman is the recipient of the 2018 Hartwell Foundation Individual Biomedical Research Award and the 2019 Rosalind Franklin Society Levine Lab Laureate Award.


Hosted by Manon Eckhardt, PhD


December 14, 2020
11:00am-12:00pm PST

Infectious Diseases and Human Health Seminar is a collaborative series hosted by the Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology, BioFulcrum, Quantitative Biosciences Institute, and the Host Pathogen Map Initiative at UC San Francisco.

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