Professor Akiko Iwasaki is a Professor of Immunobiology and Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at Yale University. She is also a Medical Investigator at Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Akiko Iwasaki received her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto (Canada) in 1998, and her postdoctoral training from the National Institutes of Health (USA) (1998-2000). She joined Yale University (USA) as a faculty in 2000, and currently is an Investigator of the HHMI and a Professor of Department of Immunobiology and Department of Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology. Akiko Iwasaki’s research is at the cutting edge of understanding how immunity is initiated and maintained against viruses at mucosal surfaces, with a focus on how innate recognition of viral infections can lead to the generation of adaptive immunity , and how adaptive immunity mediates protection against subsequent viral challenge.
EDUCATION & TRAINING
PhD, University of Toronto (1998)
HONOURS & RECOGNITION
- Eli Lilly and Company Research Award American Society of Microbiology (2012)
- BD Biosciences Investigator Award American Associations of Immunologists (AAI) (2011)
- Burroughs Wellcome Fund Investigator in Pathogenesis in Infectious Diseases Burroughs Wellcome Fund (2005)
- Wyeth Lederle Young Investigator Award Infectious Diseases Society of America (2003)
- Ethel Donaghue Women’s Health Program Investigator Award Ethel Donaghue Women’s Health Program (2003)
- Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award in Biomedical Sciences Burroughs Wellcome Fund (2000)