Dr. Brian Rudd named Associate Professor of Empire Innovation

The State University of New York (SUNY) system’s Empire Innovation Program recognized Dr. Brian Rudd, faculty in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, with a new professorship.  Rudd received the title, “Associate Professor of Empire Innovation,” which signifies his accomplishments as a world-class faculty and leader in scientific research.

According to SUNY, Empire Innovation “Faculty bring experiential research opportunities to life through dynamic partnerships with fellow faculty, researchers and students. Not only do their contributions boost the vibrancy and diversity of campus communities, they enhance the forefront of knowledge, health, and economic vitality of New York State.”

As an associate professor of immunology, Rudd has focused on understanding neonatal immune cell development, and how age and environment can impact immune cells’ behavior. Rudd holds an M.P.H. and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. During his postdoctoral fellowship, he investigated the underlying basis for increased susceptibility to pathogens at the extreme ends of the lifespan.