Dr. Ana Fernandez-Sesma, of the Center for Research on Influenza Pathogenesis (CRIP), was recently awarded the 2021 Jacobi Medallion. A professor of microbiology at the Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, her research focuses on the human immune response to several important infectious diseases, including dengue virus, HIV, and influenza. In addition, she studies immune cell function and human response to vaccinations. Her work with CEIRS examines the immune response to influenza infection and how the response changes between different influenza viruses.
The Jacobi Medallion has been awarded by the Mount Sinai Alumni Association since 1952 and is presented to physicians and researchers for their achievements in science. The award commemorates the founding of the Mount Sinai Hospital and subsequently the Icahn School of Medicine. Dr. Fernandez-Sesma, who earned her PhD from the School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, was chosen as a 2021 recipient of the award, along with other distinguished researchers, clinical specialists, and educators.
For a full list of the 2021 Jacobi Medallion honorees, click here.