At noon on Wednesday, July 25, Liise-anne Pirofski, MD, will give a Department of Biomedical Sciences COBRE Host-Pathogen mentor presentation entitled "Antibody therapy for pneumococcal pneumonia revisited." The presentation will be held in the SMHS Charles H. Fee, MD, Auditorium (Room E101).
Dr. Pirofski is chief of the division of infectious diseases at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She received her BA from the University of California and her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She trained in Internal Medicine at Bellevue Hospital and NYU Medical Center and in Infectious Diseases at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, after which she did post-doctoral training at Einstein.
Dr. Pirofski is a physician-scientist whose research programs are focused on immunity to encapsulated microbes and have advanced understanding of vaccine and antibody immunity. She is a member of the American Association of Physicians and a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, American College of Physicians, Infectious Diseases Society of America, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She is an editor of the journals mBio and Infection and Immunity, and has served on numerous advisory committees, task forces, and NIH study sections, including as chair, and was IDSA chair of the inaugural IDWeek meeting.
Dr. Pirofski is deeply devoted to biomedical education, mentoring, and teaching. She has received the American Society for Microbiology William Hinton Mentoring Award, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Faculty Mentoring Award, the Harry Eagle Award for Outstanding Basic Science Teaching at Einstein, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Alumni Association.