Dan Littman

Chief Scientist - Immunology and Microbiology

Type: Scientist

Dr. Dan R. Littman is the Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Professor of Molecular Immunology in the Department of Pathology, as well as a Professor in the Department of Microbiology, at NYU Langone School of Medicine. He is also an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. His lab focuses on T-lymphocytes, autoimmune diseases and HIV pathogenesis to better understand the immune system, particularly the differences between normal protective immune responses and pathogenic ones.

Dr. Littman is a member and fellow of various prestigious institutions, including the National Academy of the Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Academy of Microbiology. He also founded and acts as scientific advisor to Vedanta Biosciences and Orca Pharmaceuticals. He has received several awards, including the New York City Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Science and Technology (2004), the Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine (2013) and the Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science (2016).

Dr. Littman earned his MD, PhD from Washington University, St. Louis.