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Alistair B. Russell, PhD

Dr. Russell [Merck Fellow] is investigating the mechanisms by which cells recognize influenza infection. Yearly influenza epidemics present an ongoing medical challenge, and those suffering from cancer are at a potentially increased risk of complication following infection. By identifying both cell-to-cell differences in the response to viral infection and virus-to-virus differences in the capacity to evade the host response, he hopes to develop a better understanding of the kinetics of initial infection and disease progression in individuals.

Project title: "Impact of heterogeneity on the cellular recognition of influenza infection"
Institution: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Named Award: Merck Fellow
Award Program: Fellow
Sponsor(s) / Mentor(s): Jesse D. Bloom, PhD
Cancer Type: All Cancers
Research Area: Virology