16. Fungal Infection Update
Session: Pre-meeting Session: Vincent T. Andriole ID Board Review Course
Wednesday, October 19, 2011: 10:00 AM
Room: 205ABC
  • 4.Liise-anne Pirofski_Fungal Infection Update.pdf (2.4 MB)

  • Liise-anne Pirofski, MD, FIDSA, Division of Infectious Diseases, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

    Dr. Pirofski earned her BA at UC Berkeley and her MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She did her residency in internal medicine at Bellevue Hospital and NYU Medical Center and her fellowship in infectious diseases and post-doctoral training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She is professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology and the Selma and Jacques Mitrani Professor of Biomedical Research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Since 2007, Dr. Pirofski has been Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center. Her research program is focused on immunity to fungi and encapsulated pathogens, with a particular interest in vaccines, antibody and B cell immunity, and mechanisms of host immunomodulation that balance beneficial and detrimental inflammation. Dr. Pirofski is also co-developer of the Damage-response framework of microbial pathogenesis, an integrated theory that incorporates the contributions of the host and the microbe into the outcome of microbial infection. Dr. Pirofski is a member of the American Academy of Microbiology and a Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. She is an associate editor of the journal Medical Mycology and currently, a branch lecturer for the American Society for Microbiology and a standing member of the Vaccines for Microbial Diseases study section of the National Institutes of Health.

    Findings in the abstracts are embargoed until 12:01 a.m. EST Thursday, Oct. 20 with the exception of research findings presented at IDSA press conferences.