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Quick Facts

Our mission is fundamental biomedical research to:

  • Improve human health
  • Harness inflammation
  • Strengthen immune defense

We pursue six (at least) primary areas of research:
  • Adhesion molecules and inflammation
  • Autoimmunity and allergy
  • Genetics of immunodeficiency and cancer
  • Immune defenses against infectious diseases, viruses, and tumors
  • Stem Cells
  • Structural Biology

  • Frederick W. Alt, Ph.D., Director
  • Alexander Shtifman, Ph.D., Scientific Administrative Director
  • Steve Carriuolo, M.B.A., Financial Administrative Director

Scientific Staff
  • 15 principal investigators
  • Three investigators are members of National Academy of Sciences, three are members of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences
  • Two are Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators and one is a member of the Institutes of Medicine
  • Annually publish 80-100 peer-reviewed articles in leading journals
  • ~125 postdoctoral fellows and graduate students from 20 countries


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