Professor of biology
areas of expertise: biology, immunology, pathology, whitehead, biomedicine
A contributor to more than 300 papers, Ploegh comes to Whitehead from the Harvard Medical School where, as professor of pathology, he has been heading the school’s immunology program since 1997.
Prior to that, Ploegh was a professor of biology at MIT, working in the Center for Cancer Research. One of the world’s leading researchers in immune system behavior, Ploegh studies the various tactics that viruses employ to evade our immune responses, and the ways in which our immune system distinguishes friend from foe.
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