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Molecular Medicine Awards 1st Annual Ross Prize to NYU Researcher
Date:2/12/2013

ey, MD, who also serves as editor-in-chief of Molecular Medicine. "Dr. Littman and his colleagues discovered that HIV enters the body through what he terms a 'Trojan horse,' a specific type of immune cell, called an immature dendritic cell, which it then hijacks to attack other key cells of the immune system.  Dr. Littman and his team have more recently discovered a means to control inappropriate autoimmune responses to bacteria that live naturally in the human digestive system."

Dr. Littman was selected by an awards committee comprised of:

  • Christopher J. Czura , PhD, vice president, scientific affairs, and executive editor, Molecular Medicine, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research;
  • Betty Diamond , MD, head, Center for Autoimmune Diseases and Musculoskeletal Disorders, Feinstein Institute;
  • Peter K. Gregersen , MD, head, Laboratory of Genomics and Human Genetics, Feinstein Institute;
  • Göran K. Hansson, MD PhD, professor of experimental cardiovascular research, Karolinska Institute, Sweden;
  • Klas Kärre, MD PhD, professor of molecular immunology, Karolinska Institute; and
  • Kevin J. Tracey , MD, President, Feinstein Institute .

The Ross Prize was made possible by the generosity of Feinstein Institute board members Robin and Jack Ross of Upper Brookville, NY.

About Molecular Medicine

Molecular Medicine is an open access, international, peer-reviewed biomedical journal published by The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. Molecular Medicine strives to understand normal body functioning and disease pathogenesis at the molecular level, which may allow researchers and physician-scientists to use that knowled
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