New Chancellor Scholar
Aimee Beaulieu, PhD, recently joined New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) as Assistant Professor and Chancellor Scholar in the Department of Microbiology, Biochemistry, and Molecular Genetics and the Center for Immunity and Inflammation (CII), a division of the Institute of Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases (i3D).

Dr. Beaulieu was appointed as a Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) Chancellor Scholar in recognition of her research accomplishments. The Chancellor Scholars Fund recruits the highest quality faculty for interdisciplinary positions focused on research to strengthen and build the RBHS research mission.

Dr. Beaulieu has a long-standing interest in understanding the molecular mechanisms of immune cell function in the context of infection. As a graduate student at Cornell University Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences, she studied the interaction between host immune cells and the bacterial pathogen, Mycobacterium tuberculosis.  She continued her investigations of immune responses to infection as a postdoctoral fellow in the Immunology Department at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, where she discovered novel regulatory pathways involved in anti-viral immunity by Natural Killer cells.

Dr. Beaulieu’s research at NJMS will focus on deciphering the molecular pathways that regulate immune responses by innate lymphocytes, a subset of immune cells that includes Natural Killer cells and Innate Lymphoid Cells. Her studies will utilize traditional immunological approaches, infection models, and advanced molecular techniques to understand how the host immune system contributes to health and disease, particularly in response to infection and inflammation.

November 2015