Alex Gitlin, M.D., Ph.D. is currently an Instructor in the Department of Pathology at Stanford University School of Medicine. Prior to Stanford, Alex received his M.D. from Weill Cornell Medicine (2017) and his Ph.D. from Rockefeller University (2016) as part of the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at the Tri-Institutional M.D.-Ph.D. program. During his graduate training, Alex worked on the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying germinal center reactions and the formation of long-lived humoral immunity. His work elucidated the mechanisms by which CD4+ T cells induce selective clonal expansion of germinal center B cells during the immune response. Currently, Alex's clinical and research interests lie in understanding the molecular mechanisms by which the innate immune system mounts inflammatory responses that are commensurate with the threat level posed to the host.
Honors & Awards
Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (2016)
Ruth L. Kirchstein National Research Service (F30), National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH (2014-2017)
Herman L. Jacobius Award for Excellence in Pathology, Weill Cornell Medicine (2017)
Medical Scientist Training Program, NIH (2009-2017)