Ryan A. Langlois, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept of Microbiology & Immunology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA

Ryan Langlois is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Minnesota. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa under Kevin Legge, Ph.D and completed his postdoctoral training in Ben tenOever’s lab at Mount Sinai in New York City. Through genetic engineering novel virus reporters and virus systems, the Langlois lab studies both innate and adaptive immune responses to virus infections, particularly influenza. The Langlois lab is particularly interested in early virus-host interactions mediated by interferon. Newer work is also underway to address how virus transmission within, and between, hosts is impacted by the innate immune system and how viruses evolve to overcome species barriers.