Federica Sallusto 14th Lorne Infection and Immunity 2024

Federica Sallusto

Federica Sallusto is Professor of Medical Immunology at the ETH Zurich and USI Lugano and group leader at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine in Bellinzona, Switzerland. She is an expert in the field of human cellular immunology. Her research has focused on dendritic cell and T cell traffic, mechanisms of T cell differentiation and immunological memory. Among her contributions are the definition of “central memory” and “effector memory” T cells as memory subsets with distinct migratory capacity and effector function, the discovery of Th22 cells as a distinct subset of skin-homing T cells, the characterization of non-classic Th1 cells induced by bacteria and of two distinct types of Th17 cells with pro-inflammatory and regulatory properties. She also developed methods for the analysis of human naïve and memory T cell repertoires based on high throughput cellular screenings of expanded T cell libraries that has been instrumental to study T cell responses in patients with immunodeficiencies and to identify autoreactive T cells in patients with narcolepsy. She is member of the German National Academy of Science Leopoldina, of EMBO and of the Henry Kunkel Society, international member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and honorary member of the Swiss Society for Allergology and Immunology. In 2022 she was honored with the title of Doctor honoris causa of the Faculty of Science and Medicine of the University of Fribourg. She is currently president of EFIS, the European Federation of Immunological Societies.

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