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Ben Winer

PhD Institution: Princeton University Cohort: 2020 Fellow

Ben’s PhD involved developing advanced human liver tissue culture models and humanized mouse models to study how the Hepatitis B virus establishes chronic infections.  Hepatitis B viral infections are otherwise very difficult to investigate in the lab. Ben aims to use his time as Schmidt Science Fellow to take a systems biology approach to explore how migratory immune cells navigate the body. By understanding at a molecular level how individual cells interpret external chemical cues for proper guidance, he hopes to advance knowledge in immunology, infectious disease, and cancer biology.