Ludwig MSK’s Alexander Rudensky is the 2020 recipient of the AAI-Thermo Fisher Meritorious Career Award. He received the award, presented by the American Association of Immunologists, for his contributions to the field of immunology. Alexander is an internationally recognized leader in the study of regulatory T cells (Tregs), which control immune responses, prevent autoimmunity and participate in wound healing. His work has touched on almost every aspect of Treg cells, from the molecular biology and genetics of their generation, maintenance and function to their relevance to cancer biology—in which they play a central role in thwarting the immune surveillance of tumors. Alexander’s discoveries hold significant promise for the development of therapies for autoimmune diseases and the prevention and treatment of cancer. He will present a lecture titled The virtue of restraint in adaptive immunity in May, when he receives his award in Honolulu, Hawaii.
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