Ruth R. Montgomery
Ruth R. Montgomery
Professor of Medicine; Associate Dean for Scientific Affairs, Yale School of Medicine
Elected to the Academy in 2020


University of Pennsylvania, 1981, BA, Biology; The Rockefeller University, 1987, PhD, Cell Biology

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Expert in innate immunity and leads in-depth translational studies detecting individual variations that contribute to divergent clinical outcomes from immune challenges; work defining human immune cell types and functions is notable for innovations in technology and for collaborations that enrich investigations in many disease areas.


For outstanding contributions to understanding mechanisms of innate immunity and for the use of innovations in technology to investigate human immunity broadly in conditions of asthma, aging, Lyme disease, and viral infections of public health significance, including influenza, West Nile and Zika virus.