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David Artis, Weill Cornell Medicine, USA
James P. Allison

Dr Artis completed his doctoral research training at the University of Manchester, UK focusing on regulation of immunity and inflammation in the intestine. Following receipt of a Wellcome Trust Prize Traveling Fellowship, he undertook his post-doctoral fellowship training at the University of Pennsylvania where he continued his research training in examining the regulation of immune responses at barrier surfaces. Dr Artis joined the faculty at Penn in 2005 and became a Professor of Microbiology in 2014. Dr. Artis moved to Cornell University and became the Michael Kors Professor of Immunology and Director of the Jill Roberts Institute for IBD Research at Weill Cornell Medicine, Cornell University in New York City in 2014. Dr Artis has developed a research program focused on dissecting the pathways that regulate innate and adaptive immune cell function at barrier surfaces in the context of health and disease. His research program also encompasses a significant effort to translate research findings in pre-clinical models into patient-based studies of immune-mediated diseases. Dr Artis has held numerous leadership positions including Director of Admissions for the Penn Immunology Graduate Group, Director of the Inflammation Program of the Penn Institute for Immunology, and more recently the Director of the Weill Cornell Roberts Institute for Research in IBD. He has also played significant roles as session Chair or on the scientific organizing committees of multiple national and international meetings including the SMI, ICIS, JSI and Keystone Symposia. Dr Artis is funded by NIH, CCFA and BWF and has been the recipient of Young Investigator Awards from AAI, CCFA and ICIS, the Colyton Prize, the Stanley Cohen Prize and the AAI-BD Biosciences Investigator Award.

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