Alexander Poltorak, PhD

Alexander Poltorak, PhD

Associate Professor of Integrative Physiology & Pathobiology

 

Education

BS, Chemistry, St Petersburg University
PhD, Chemistry, Technological Institute
Postdoctoral Training, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Location

Campus: Boston
Office: Jaharis 529
Laboratory: Jaharis 527

Contact Information

Office Phone: 617-636-3596
Lab Phone: 617-636-3945
E-mail   Send an e-mail 

Links

Research Website  Lab Research Page
Recent Publications  Abstract in PubMed

Graduate Programs

Genetics, Immunology, Molecular Microbiology

 

Research Synopsis

We focus on identifying the genes involved in the innate immune response and identifying the molecular pathway by which they act. We use mouse genetics and wild-derived strains of mice and focus on components of Toll-receptor signaling. Our recent work has uncovered novel ways by which host genes regulate inflammation, a response that can be protective, or when uncontrolled can result in septic shock and other serious diseases.

 

Lab Members

Bridget Larkin, PhD Student in Immunology Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Caitlin Liu, MERGE-ID PhD Student in Immunology Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Daniel Ram, PhD Student in Immunology Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Joe Sarhan, MD, PhD Student in Immunology Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Irina Smirnova, Research Associate Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Guy Surpris, MERGE-ID PhD Student in Immunology Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page

Application for 2015 Admission

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The deadline for PhD programs is December 15, 2014.