Jost Laboratory

Dr. Stephanie Jost is a research scientist with expertise in virology and cellular immunology. Her work has focused primarily on characterizing innate immune responses to human viral infections, with a specific interest in natural killer (NK) cells. Her laboratory is currently addressing whether human NK cells are endowed with antigenic specificity and immunological memory to viruses, and how interactions between NK cells and other immune cells modulate the development of virus-specific adaptive immune responses. The primary goal of those studies is to provide the rationale to develop novel approaches aiming at harnessing NK cell function to enhance the efficacy of future vaccines.

Principal Investigator: Stephanie Jost, Ph.D.

Positions: Assistant Professor of Medicine
                      Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Education: 2000, University of Geneva, Switzerland, B.Sc. (Biology)
                    2002, University of Geneva, Switzerland, M.Sc. (Virology)
                    2007, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, Ph.D. (Virology)

Training: 2008-2013, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard, Boston, MA

Appointments: 2013-2015, Director of the Ragon Institute Human Immune Monitoring Core, Boston, MA
                           2013-2016, Assistant in Immunology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
                           2013-Present, Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
                           2016-Present, Staff Ph.D., Center for Virology and Vaccine Research, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

Honors: 1996, Givaudan-Roure Award in physics and chemistry
               2003, Prix Arditi (Swiss Arditi Foundation) for Outstanding Master's Thesis in Biology
               2008, Prospective Researcher Fellowship, Swiss National Science Foundation
               2009, Keystone Symposia Scholarship, HIV-1 immunobiology: from infection to immune control, Keystone, Colorado
               2009, MGH ECOR Fund for Medical Discovery Award
               2010, Keystone Symposia Scholarship, HIV Vaccines and Viral Immunity, Banff, Alberta, Canada
               2012, AIDS Vaccine 2012 Conference Scholarship, Boston, MA
               2012, Harvard University Center for AIDS Research Scholar Award


Office/Location: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, E/CLS 1034, 330 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215

Phone: 617-735-4615

Fax: 617-735-4527

Email: sjost@bidmc.harvard.edu

Lab Members: Joshua Ghofrani (RA)

Publications:  NCBI