Hidde Ploegh, Ph.D.

Hidde Ploegh is a member of the Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. Previously, Ploegh was a Professor of Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a member of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. Dr. Ploegh is recognized for his contributions to molecular immunology and has published more than 400 papers, and is also the recipient of numerous awards. His laboratory has played a key role in developing sortase-based strategies for protein modification, and its use to modify sdAbs for use as reagents, diagnostics, and therapeutics. Dr. Ploegh is a correspondent of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences and a member of EMBO, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Leiden under Jack Strominger and is best known for his contribution to the understanding of antigen processing and immune evasion.

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