Alexander Rudensky

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Alexander Rudensky in 2013

Alexander Rudensky (born August 21, 1956)[1][2] is an immunologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center known for his research on regulatory T cells and the transcription factor Foxp3.[3]


Rudensky received his Candidate of Sciences degree in 1986 from the Gabrichevsky Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, Moscow, and completed his postdoctoral work at the Yale School of Medicine.[4] He is now the Chair of the Immunology Program and Director of the Ludwig Center at Memorial Sloan Kettering, as well as a professor at the Rockefeller University, Cornell University, Gerstner School of Graduate Studies, and Weill-Cornell Medical School.[5]

In a 2003 paper, Rudensky and colleagues showed that Foxp3 programs regulatory T cell development.[3] His lab continues to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying regulatory T cell activity, and the role these cells play in autoimmunity, tumor immunity, and immunity to infections.[6]



  1. ^ "Rudensky, Alexander". Library of Congress. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  2. ^ "JCI's Conversations with Giants in Medicine: Alexander Rudensky". Youtube. 22 August 2016. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  3. ^ a b Fontenot, Jason D.; Gavin, Marc A.; Rudensky, Alexander Y. (1 April 2003). "Foxp3 programs the development and function of CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells". Nature Immunology. 4 (4): 330–336. doi:10.1038/ni904. ISSN 1529-2908. PMID 12612578.
  4. ^ "MSK center". Ludwig Cancer Research. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  5. ^ King, Christopher. "The 2015 Thomson Reuters Citation Laureates". Thomson Reuters. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  6. ^ "The Alexander Rudensky Lab". Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  7. ^ "Alexander Rudensky". National Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  8. ^ "Newly Elected Members, April 2015" (PDF). American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  9. ^ "William B. Coley Award". Cancer Research Institute. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  10. ^ "Polyarthritis - Crafoordprize". Retrieved 14 April 2017.

External links[edit]

  • Fontenot, Jason D.; Rasmussen, Jeffrey P.; Williams, Luke M.; Dooley, James L.; Farr, Andrew G.; Rudensky, Alexander Y. (2005). "Regulatory T Cell Lineage Specification by the Forkhead Transcription Factor Foxp3". Immunity. 22 (3): 329–41. doi:10.1016/j.immuni.2005.01.016. PMID 15780990.