- Infectious diseases
Alon Herschhorn, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School.
Prior to his current faculty appointment, Herschhorn held a faculty position as instructor in Mmcrobiology and immunobiology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, where he developed strong research program on virus entry and fate, with a specific focus on HIV-1. Herschhorn was awarded the prestigious Rothschild and amfAR fellowships as well as external funding, and developed productive collaborations with different research groups in the USA and Canada.
Herschhorn is leading a new research group in the Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine that will develop new tools to study, at the molecular and cellular levels, the mechanisms underlying virus-host interactions. His previous work provided new insights into the entry process of HIV-1, the conformational dynamics of the HIV-1 envelope glycoproteins, and the cellular processes that contribute to the fate of viral infection.