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Research interests

We are developing computational and experimental tools to study the underlying mechanisms that govern the adaptive immune response in both natural infection and vaccination. Our main focus is on the role of immunological history. The nature of our work is translational, integrating the design and application of computational approaches with clinical and laboratory studies that provide data for validating and refining our computational tools.

 

Current Research Directions:

 

 

  • Host-pathogen co-evolution through the prism of adaptive immunity
  • Effects of immunological history on responses to natural infection and vaccination
  • Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) binding prediction and its applications in vaccine design, HLA-viral interactions, and immunodominance
  • Studying the effects of immune mediated pressure on SARS-CoV-2 viral evolution
  • Antibody dependant enhancemnet (ADE) in flaviviral infections and vaccines
 

 

 

 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Award Date: 1 Oct 2008

Bachelor, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Award Date: 1 Oct 1999

External positions

Affiliate Investigator, Vaccine and Infectiuos Disease Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

1 Jan 2015 → …

Keywords

  • QR180 Immunology
  • computational immunology
  • systems biology
  • immunoinformatics
  • Host viral co-evolution

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