La Jolla Institute for Immunology
The goal of the Crotty lab is to understand factors that cause the development of long-lasting antibody responses and to harness that knowledge for vaccine design. Crotty is internationally recognized as an expert in immunology and vaccines and have been a Highly Cited Researcher for seven years running (2016-2021, Thompson Reuters ISI, Clarivate), ostensibly a tabulation of the top ~0.1% of immunologists in the world based on scientific publications. He has published over 150 scientific papers in peer reviewed journals, on virology, immunology, and vaccines. Crotty was a Pew Scholar in Biomedical Research, received the 2012 American Association of Immunology BD Biosciences Investigator Award for outstanding early-career research contributions to the field of Immunology, received the 2019 Cancer Research Institute's (CRI) Fredrick W. Alt Award for New Discoveries in Immunology, and was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2019. He currently holds an NIH Merit Award and multiple other NIH grants. His study on COVID-19 immune memory (Dan et al., Science 2021a), is the largest study of antigen-specific adaptive immunity (CD4 T cells, CD8 T cells, antibodies, and memory B cells) for any viral infection, and has been cited by over 1,500 other scientific and medical studies, and was covered by the New York Times and other major media outlets around the world. Additionally, his @profshanecrotty Twitter account and YouTube appearances are highly viewed for accessible explanations of vaccine safety and how vaccines work.
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