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At Work: Immunology Program Chair Alexander Rudensky
A Moscow native, immunologist Alexander Rudensky has had a lifelong interest in scientific discovery.
In the Lab
Bacteroides bacteria under the microscope
Research Uncovers Details about How Gut Microbes Influence the Immune System
Investigators have shown how gut microbes promote the formation of a type of immune cell called regulatory T cells.
Karuna Ganesh
The Convergence: Scientists Move toward a New Understanding of Metastatic Cancer
Through converging lines of research in stem cell biology, tissue regeneration, and immunity, Sloan Kettering Institute scientists are learning what makes metastatic cancer cells tick.
In the Lab
MSK computational biologist Dana Pe'er
One by One: Single-Cell Analysis Helps Map the Cancer Landscape
Sloan Kettering Institute investigators are taking important steps toward being able to identify all the cell types in tumors. With this information, they can figure out how the cells work together.
In the News
Symposium Held at MSK Honors Alexander Rudensky, Pioneering Immunologist
One of MSK’s leading immunologists turned 60 on Friday, and scientists came to celebrate.
Illustration of immune cell opening as if on hinge and boxing glove coming out.
New Approach Could Boost Immunotherapy for Breast Cancer
A protein on certain immune cells is a promising target for making immunotherapy more effective against breast cancer.
Pictured: Jedd Wolchok & Alexander Rudensky
Memorial Sloan Kettering Shares Historic Gift to Fund Immunotherapy Research
Immunologist Alexander Rudensky and medical oncologist and immunologist Jedd Wolchok are investigating innovative ways to use the immune system to fight cancer.
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Cancer Immunotherapy Named Science Magazine “Breakthrough of the Year”
Memorial Sloan Kettering researchers have played a major role in cancer immunotherapy research, named “Breakthrough of the Year” by <em>Science</em> magazine.
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At Work: Immunologist Alexander Rudensky
Alexander Rudensky’s research focuses on the role of a subset of white blood cells called regulatory T cells, which are believed to suppress the immune system’s ability to fight tumors.
Pictured: Alexander Rudensky
Alexander Rudensky Appointed Immunology Program Chair
Dr. Rudensky studies the development of white blood cells called T lymphocytes, which participate in the immune system response to infection. He joined the Sloan Kettering Institute in 2009.
Pictured: Nikola Pavletich and Alexander Rudensky
Two Memorial Sloan Kettering Investigators Named to National Academy of Sciences
Structural Biology Program Chair Nikola P. Pavletich and immunologist Alexander Y. Rudensky have received one of the highest honors given to scientists working in the United States.
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Harmful Immune Reactions Might One Day Be Curbed with Cell-Based Therapy
A team of researchers led by Memorial Sloan Kettering immunologist Alexander Rudensky has gained new understanding about regulatory T cells -- a subtype of immune cells that suppresses the immune system's reactivity.