Dr. Liise-anne Pirofski is a physician-scientist. Her research programs focus on immunity to encapsulated pathogens and antibody mediated immunity to infectious diseases.
She is chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Jacques and Selma Mitrani Chair in Biomedical Research at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center. 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 deeply devoted to biomedical education and mentoring for which she has received numerous accolades, including the American Society for Microbiology William A Hinton Award, and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Faculty Mentoring Award, Harry Eagle Award for Outstanding Basic Science Teaching, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Alumni Association.
Dr. Pirofski received Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of California, Berkeley in History of Art and Psychology, and her Medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where she joined the faculty in 1990.
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