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The Alexander Rudensky Lab

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Alexander Rudensky, PhD
Alexander Rudensky, PhD
Chair, Immunology Program, SKI; Director, Ludwig Center at MSK

Professor

Our research is focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms governing the differentiation and function of CD4 T lymphocytes and their role in immunity and tolerance. Major areas of interest include: the molecular and cellular mechanisms governing the differentiation and function of regulatory T cells; the roles these cells play in control of autoimmunity, tumor immunity, and immunity to infections, and in the maintenance of immune homeostasis at environmental interfaces. We are particularly interested in understanding the role of the forkhead family transcription factor Foxp3 in establishing and maintaining immune homeostasis; and in the plasticity of regulatory T cell transcriptional and functional programs and the molecular mechanisms of regulatory T cell lineage stability.

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The Alexander Rudensky Lab

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Alexander Rudensky, PhD

Alexander Rudensky, PhD

Chair, Immunology Program, SKI; Director, Ludwig Center at MSK

Professor

  • Immunology Program Chair Alexander Rudensky focuses on immunological tolerance and the differentiation and function of T cells.
  • PhD, Gabrichevsky Institute for Microbiology and Epidemiology
rudenska@mskcc.org
Email Address
646-888-3109
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Members

George Plitas, MD
George Plitas

Assistant Attending, Breast Service

Joris van der Veeken, PhD
Joris van der Veeken

Research Fellow

Clarissa Campbell Menezes
Clarissa Campbell Menezes

Research Fellow

Saskia Hemmers, PhD
Saskia Hemmers

Research Associate

Charlotte Ariyan
Charlotte Ariyan

Associate Attending, Gastric & Mixed Tumor Service

Regina Bou Puerto

Graduate Student

Chrysothemis Brown
Chrysothemis Brown

Research Fellow

Deeksha Deep
Deeksha Deep

MD-PhD student

Stanislav Dikiy, Research Technician
Stanislav Dikiy

Graduate Student

Shlomo Elias
Shlomo Elias

Research Fellow

Beibei (Bella) Fang

Graduate Student

Paolo Giovanelli

Graduate Student

Ariella Glasner
Ariella Glasner

Research Fellow

Beatrice Hoyos
Beatrice Hoyos

Visiting Investigator

Jian Hu

Senior Research Scientist

Wei Hu, PhD
Wei Hu

Research Fellow

Alejandra Mendoza
Alejandra Mendoza

Research Fellow

Anthony Michaels
Anthony Michaels

Graduate Student

Sham Rampersaud

Research Technician

Michael Schizas
Michael Schizas

Bioinformatics Analyst

Melanie Smith

Research Fellow

Jared Theriot

Research Fellow, Department of Surgery

Jacob Verter
Jacob Verter

Technician

Zhongmin Wang
Zhongmin Wang

Graduate Student

Yi Zhong
Yi Zhong

Research Fellow

Lab Alumni
Paula D. Bos, PhD
Paula D. Bos

Postdoctoral Fellow

Georg Gasteiger, MD
Georg Gasteiger

Postdoctoral Fellow

Aaron Arvey, PhD
Aaron Arvey

Postdoctoral Fellow

Yongqiang Feng, PhD
Yongqiang Feng

Research Fellow

Andrew Levine
Andrew Levine

MD/PhD Student

Takatoshi Chinen, PhD
Takatoshi Chinen

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ashutosh Chaudhry
Ashutosh Chaudhry

Research Scholar

Gabriel Loeb
Gabriel Loeb

MD/PhD Student

Bruno Moltedo, PhD
Bruno Moltedo

Research Associate

Rachel Niec
Rachel Niec

MD/PhD Student

Jesse Green, PhD
Jesse Green

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dipayan Rudra, PhD
Dipayan Rudra

Postdoctoral Fellow

Nicholas Arpaia, PhD
Nicholas Arpaia

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Sue Yee Lee

Research Technician

Paul DeRoos
Paul DeRoos

Research Technician

David Canner
David Canner

Research Technician

Julia Gerard
Julia Gerard

Research Technician

Wei Jin, PhD
Wei Jin

Postdoctoral Fellow

Steven Josefowicz
Steven Josefowicz

Graduate Research Assistant

Yuqiong Liang
Yuqiong Liang

Research Technician

Ling-li Lin

Research Technician

Li-Fan Lu
Li-Fan Lu

Research Fellow

Xiao Peng
Xiao Peng

Graduate Student

Yury Rubtsov
Yury Rubtsov

Research Associate

Robert Samstein
Robert Samstein

Graduate Student

Payam Zarin
Payam Zarin

Research Technician

Mehlika Faire
Xiying Fan

MD-PhD Student

Rachel Fromme
Rachel Fromme

Technician

Jing Ping Hsin
Jing Ping Hsin

Research Fellow

Catherine Konopacki, BS
Catherine Konopacki

Junior Analyst venBio Select Advisor New York, NY

Daniel Konstantinovsky
Daniel Konstantinovsky

Technician

Peter McKenney
Peter McKenney

Research Associate

Lab Affilations

Achievements

  • Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science, New York, NY (2018)
  • Crafoord Prize, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm Sweden (2017)
  • Member, National Academy of Medicine (2015)
  • Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2015)
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  • Coley Award in Basic Immunology, Cancer Research Institute (2015)
  • Thomson Reuters Citation Laureate (2015)
  • Member, National Academy of Sciences (2012)
  • Merit Award, National Institutes of Health (2009)
  • Investigator Award, American Association of Immunologists/PharMingen (1999)
  • Searle Scholar Award (1993)
  • Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (1993)
  • Elucidation of the function of transcription factor Foxp3 in regulatory T cells and their critical role in immune homeostasis (2003-2010)
  • Identification of the primary structure of MHC class II bound peptides (1991)

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Alexander Rudensky discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

  • BioInvent International AB
    Provision of Services
  • Omeros
    Provision of Services
  • RAPT Therapeutics
    Ownership / Equity Interests; Provision of Services
  • Surface Oncology
    Ownership / Equity Interests; Provision of Services
  • Takeda Pharmaceuticals
    Intellectual Property Rights
  • Vedanta
    Ownership / Equity Interests; Provision of Services

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