Who are we?
Dr. Akiko Iwasaki is the Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Immunobiology and Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology and an Investigator of Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Dr. Akiko is a leader in the field of immunology who specializes in innate and adaptive immune response to viruses, dendritic cell biology, mucosal immunology, and vaccine development.
Dr. Maria Tokuyama is a postdoctoral associate at Yale University School of Medicine in the Department of Immunobiology working in the laboratory of Dr. Akiko Iwasaki. Dr. Tokuyama obtained her B.S. from UC Irvine and Ph.D. from UC Berkeley. Her research expertise is in understanding the intersection between viruses and host immunity.
Dr. Yong Kong is a research scientist in biostatistics and an associate director of Bioinformatics Resource at W.M. Keck Foundation Biotechnology Laboratory. Dr. Kong received his M.S. from Shanghai Institute of Physiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, B.A. from Tsinghua University, and a Ph.D. from Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Kong is an expert in bioinformatics and mathematical computing
Eric Song is a MD/Ph.D. student in the laboratory of Dr. Akiko Iwasaki. Eric obtained his B.S. from University of Southern California and his M.S. from John Hopkins University.