Uncovering Natural Defenses in the Fight Against Respiratory Viruses: a QBI and Gladstone seminar with Ellen Foxman

Monday, December 14, 2020 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Event sponsor
Quantitative Biosciences Institute (QBI) and Gladstone Institutes
students, staff, faculty, alumni, local science community
Online (Zoom)

The QBI and Gladstone Institute Infectious Disease and Human Health Seminar Series presents Ellen Foxman MD, PhD, an assistant professor of laboratory medicine and immunobiology at the Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Foxman 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 later joined Dr. 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, Dr. 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. Dr. 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. Dr. Foxman is the recipient of the 2018 Hartwell Foundation Individual Biomedical Research Award and the 2019 Rosalind Franklin Society Levine Lab Laureate Award.


Uncovering Natural Defenses in the Fight Against Respiratory Viruses


Manon Eckhardt