Dan Littman

Dan Littman

Dan Littman

Dan R. Littman, M.D., Ph.D., is Professor of Molecular Immunology at the Departments of Pathology and Microbiology at the New York University School of Medicine and Researcher at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA. Dr. Littman studies the development, signaling and function of T lymphocytes, the role of the microbiota in the formation of immune responses in mucosal tissues and in systemic autoimmune disease and the mechanism of entry and pathogenesis of human immunodeficiency. His studies pioneered the role of RORgt in the development of lymphoid organs and the differentiation of T-helper lymphocytes 17 (Th17). More recently, studies have contributed to the understanding of how intestinal microbiota bacteria influence the polarization of Th17 cells. Dr. Littman is the author of more than 310 scientific papers. His studies have been published in leading journals in the area, including: Nature, Science, Cell, and Nature Immunology. Dr. Littman has received several awards, including the Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine and the Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science. He was elected Member of the National Academy of Sciences and Member of the National Academy of Medicine. A complete list of your publications can be found here.