Ruslan Medzhitov is a Sterling Professor at Yale University School of Medicine and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. His research interests include the biology of inflammation, metabolism, immunology and evolutionary medicine.
Ruslan Medzhitov is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine. He is a member of the European Molecular Biology Organization, a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology and a foreign member of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
His awards include William B. Coley Award, Cancer Research Institute, 2003; Emil von Behring Award, 2004; AAI BD Biosciences Investigator Award, 2006; Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists, 2007; Howard Taylor Ricketts Award, The University of Chicago, 2008; Lewis S. Rosenstiel Award, Brandeis University, 2010; The Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine, 2011; Vilcek Prize, New York, 2013; Lurie Prize, Chicago, 2013; Else Kröner Fresenius Stiftung Prize, Germany, 2013 and Charles W. Bohmfalk Teaching Prize, 2015.