Education

Medical School Russian State Medical Univ. (2000), Medicine

Research Interest

  • Dendritic cells
  • Infectious diseases
  • Innate immunity
  • Toll-like receptors

Publications

Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Innate responses to Toxoplasma gondii in mice and humans.

Pifer R, Yarovinsky F. Trends in Parasitology May 2011 in press

UNC93B1 is essential for TLR11 activation and IL-12-dependent host resistance to Toxoplasma gondii.

Pifer R, Benson A, Sturge CR, Yarovinsky F. J Biol Chem February 2011 286(5) 3307-14

Honors & Awards

  • Fellows Awards for Research Excellence
    (in Innate and Cell-Mediated Host Defenses) (2007)
  • UT Southwestern Endowed Scholar in Biomedical Research
    (2007)
  • Fellows Awards for Research Excellence
    (in Innate and Cell-Mediated Host Defenses) (2006)
  • The Best Publication of 2005. NIH Cytokine Interest Group. NIH
    (2006)
  • Fellows Awards for Research Excellence
    (in Infectious Diseases) (2005)