Galit Alter PhD

MIT and Harvard University

Dr. Galit Alter is a Professor of Medicine at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard. Her research is focused on the development of systems biology tools to define the correlates of immunity against infectious diseases that ravage the globe. Her work points to unexpected mechanisms of protection against HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis, has led to the development of novel diagnostics to monitor chronic infections/diseases, and now promises to accelerate the development of novel classes of therapeutics able to deploy the activity of the innate immune system in a specific and controlled manner. Building on this body of work, Dr. Alter has adapted and expanded the platform of assays developed in her laboratory aimed at providing insight into humoral immune profiles that track with protective immunity to SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind COVID19.