Ruslan M Medzhitov, PhD

David W. Wallace Professor of Immunobiology; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Departments & Organizations

Immunobiology: HTI

Cancer Center, Yale: Cancer Immunology

Diabetes Research Center

Immunology and Immunotherapy

Liver Center

Molecular Virology: Virology laboratories

Office of Student Research

Skin Diseases Research Center, Yale

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Immunology: B and T Cell Effector and Memory Cell Differentiation; Computational Immunology; Infectious Disease and Host-Pathogen Interaction; Mounting an Immune Response; Structural Analysis of Immune System Receptors and Effectors

Office of Cooperative Research


Medzhitov was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and earned a B.S. at Tashkent State University before going on to pursue a Ph.D. in biochemistry at Moscow University in 1990. He performed his postdoctoral studies with the late Charles A. Janeway Jr. at Yale University Medical School.

Education & Training

PhD Moscow State University (1993)

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