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Shane Crotty, Ph.D.

La Jolla Institute for Immunology


Dr. Crotty graduated from MIT with dual degrees in Biology and Writing and then obtained his Ph.D. at the University of California, San Francisco, USA in 2001. He carried out postdoctoral studies at Emory University, USA, with Rafi Ahmed before starting his laboratory at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology (now the La Jolla Institute for Immunology, LJI), USA, in 2003, where he is now a full
professor. Dr. Crotty’s lab studies the fundamental immunology underlying vaccine functions. Crotty’s laboratory is best known for understanding T follicular helper (Tfh) CD4 T cells and their critical role in antibody responses and germinal centers (Science2009, Immunity 2019, Nature 2022). The Crotty lab also has made important contributions to COVID-19 research (Cell 2020, Science 2021, Cell 2022). Dr.
Crotty was a Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences, and has been a Highly Cited Researcher in immunology for 7 years running. He was elected to the AAAS and he currently holds an NIH Merit Award.

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