Alexander Ploss

Molecular Biology

110 Lewis Thomas Lab

Alexander Ploss completed his Ph.D. in Immunology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in 2005 and postdoctoral training at the Rockefeller University in New York in 2009. He was a research assistant professor and later research associate professor at the Center for the Study of Hepatitis C at the Rockefeller University. In 2013 Dr. Ploss moved his lab to Princeton University where he is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and a Faculty Affiliate in the Program in Global Health and Health Policy. He is also a member of the Cancer Institute of New Jersey. His research focuses on immune responses and pathogenesis to human infectious diseases, including viral hepatitis yellow fever, dengue and malaria. His group combines tissue engineering, molecular virology/pathogenesis, and animal construction, to create and apply innovative technologies including humanized mouse models for the study and intervention of human hepatotropic infections. In support and recognition of his work he received a Kimberly Lawrence Cancer Research Discovery Fund Award, the Astellas Young Investigator Award of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the Liver Scholar Award of the American Liver Foundation, the Loeffler-Frosch Prize from the German Society for Virology, the Young Investigator Award from the Theobald Smith Society and the Merck Irving S. Sigal Memorial Award from the American Society for Microbiology.