Esther Elizabeth Brintzenhoff Professor of Medical Science, Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology


Christine A. Biron, Brintzenhoff Professor and former Chairperson in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, focuses her research on innate immunity to viruses, particularly at the level of natural killer cells, cytokines, and signal transducers and activators of transcription. She trained at UMASS, UNC, and Scripps Research Foundation, and was a Visiting Scientist at the Karolinska Institute as well as a Visiting Professor at Trinity College Dublin. A past Scholar of the Leukemia Society of American, she has served as Associate Editor for the Journal of Immunology, on the Editorial Board for Virology, as the Specialty Chief Editor for Frontiers Microbial Immunity, on NIH Study Sections, on the Board of Scientific Counselors of the NCI, on the US-Japan Immunology Board for NIAID, and on the Board of Scientific Counselors of the NIAID. She is currently a Journal of Experimental Medicine Advisory Editor, on the Board of Editors for mBio, on the Editorial Board for Current Opinion in Virology, and on the External Scientific Advisory Board for the Trudeau Institute. Professor Biron was recently a Distinguished Lecturer at the American Association of Immunology Meeting. She is a member of the American Association of Immunologists and American Society for Virology, and an elected Fellow of both the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Academy of Microbiology.

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