10th Australasian Viral Hepatitis Conference 2016
  Alexander Ploss completed his Ph.D. in Immunology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Cornell University and postdoctoral training at the Rockefeller University in New York. Dr. Ploss was a research assistant and research associate professor at the Rockefeller University before joining the faculty of the Department of Molecular Biology at Princeton University. His research focuses on analyzing the host tropism of human hepatotropic pathogens and the construction of humanized animal models to study host responses at the organismal level. In support and recognition of his work he received several awards including the Astella’s Young Investigator Award from the Infectious Disease Society of America, the Liver Scholar Award from the American Liver Foundation, the Löffler-Frosch Prize from the German Society of Virology and the Merck Irving Sigal Memorial Award from the American Society for Microbiology.