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Alexander Y. Rudensky, PhD
Investigator / 1993–Present

Scientific Discipline

Biochemistry, Immunology

Host Institution

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Current Position

Dr. Rudensky is also chair of the Immunology Program at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC); director of the Ludwig Center for Cancer Immunotherapy at MSKCC; a Tri-Institutional Professor at MSKCC, the Rockefeller University, and Cornell University; and a professor at Gerstner Sloan-Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and at Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences.

Current Research

Biology of Regulatory T Cells

Alexander Rudensky is studying the biology of regulatory T cells. His studies are aimed at understanding a role for regulatory T cells in immune homeostasis in the context of autoimmunity, infection, commensalism, allergy, pregnancy, and cancer, and at exploring the therapeutic potential of manipulating these cells.

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Developing regulatory T cells...

Biography

Alexander Rudensky is chair of the Immunology Program at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC); a Tri-Institutional Professor at MSKCC, the Rockefeller University and Cornell University; and a professor at Gerstner School of Graduate…

Alexander Rudensky is chair of the Immunology Program at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC); a Tri-Institutional Professor at MSKCC, the Rockefeller University and Cornell University; and a professor at Gerstner School of Graduate Studies at MSKCC and at Weill-Cornell Medical School. Prior to his joining MSKCC, he was professor of immunology at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle. Dr. Rudensky received his Ph.D. degree from the Gabrichevsky Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, Moscow and postdoctoral training at Yale University Medical School with the late Dr. Charles A. Janeway, Jr.  Dr. Rudensky received a Searle Scholar Award and a PharMingen Investigator Award from the American Association of Immunologists. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Education

  • MS, biochemistry, Second Moscow State Medical Institute
  • PhD, immunology, Gabrichevsky Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, Moscow

Awards

  • Searle Scholar Award
  • AAI/Pharmingen Investigator Award

Memberships

  • National Academy of Sciences