Dan Littman, M.D., Ph.D.
Dan Littman is the Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel professor of molecular immunology in the Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine at the New York University School of Medicine, where he is also professor in the Department of Pathology and the Department of Microbiology. Littman is also a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. He has been a leader in applying molecular and genetics tools to study the immune system including specification of T lymphocyte lineages, the differentiation of inflammatory T helper cells, the role of microbiota in regulating immune responses, and the mechanisms of HIV entry and pathogenesis.
Littman is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including being an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the recipient of the New York City Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Science and Technology, the American Association of Immunologists-Invitrogen Meritorious Career Award, the Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine, the Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science, and the William B. Coley Award for Distinguished Research in Basic Immunology from the Cancer Research Institute.
Littman received his A.B. in biology from Princeton University and completed the M.D./Ph.D. program at Washington University in St. Louis.