Anna Belkina

Anna Belkina

Associate Director, Flow Cytometry Core Facility
Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine

Education MD (Russian State Medical University) 1997-2003 Ph.D.; (Boston University School of Medicine) 2007-2012; Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Microbiology, Boston University School of Medicine

Scientific Interest and Avenues for Collaboration My research is focused on mechanisms of innate immune response that involve regulation through checkpoint inhibition and immune exhaustion in a variety of contexts including chronic inflammatory diseases, infectious diseases and cancer. We combine high dimensional flow cytometry for immunophenotyping with automated and expert-guided data analysis to identify novel populations of exhausted immune cells and characterize their roles in disease via downstream functional profiling. When wearing my core facility leadership hat, I am focused on engaging our research community in practices matching the highest standards in the field.

Participation/Support of ISAC

  • CYTO attendee (2014 – present)
  • Oral and poster presentations of my research, CYTO2015-2019
  • ISAC eLearning Delivery Task Force/Flow Cytometry Content Task Force, Member (2015 – present)
  • Membership Services Committee, Member (2016 – present)
  • Program Committee, Member (2018, 2019)
  • Parallel Session Co-chair, CYTO 2016-2019
  • Oral, poster and multimedia abstract reviewer, CYTO 2016-2019
  • Outstanding Poster Award Judge, CYTO 2015-2018