Ryan Langlois

Microbiology and Immunology
Medical School
Twin Cities

Award Year
2020
University Award
McKnight Presidential Fellow Award
Research Title
Immune responses to viral infections

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The immune system is the major line of defense against infection. Ryan Langlois uses innovative approaches to study immune responses to viral infections and vaccines. Viruses continue to emerge from animal reservoirs driving novel pandemics in humans. He has also designed new model systems that track viruses from reservoir through transmission into new hosts. By perturbing components of the immune system, the Langlois lab uncovers how viruses make the species jumps and evolve leading to new pandemics.