Sarah Fortune

Sarah Fortune

John LaPorte Given Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Other Positions

Chair, Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Education and Training

B.S., 1990, Biology
Yale University

M.D., 1996, Medicine
Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons

2000, 3years Internship/Residency in Internal Medicine
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

2001, 1year Clinical Fellowship in Infectious Diseases
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Post Doc, 2006, Immunology & Infectious Diseases - 5years Postdoctoral Fellow


A Mycobacterial Systems Resource for the Research Community.

Judd JA, Canestrari J, Clark R, Joseph A, Lapierre P, Lasek-Nesselquist E, Mir M, Palumbo M, Smith C, Stone M, Upadhyay A, Wirth SE, Dedrick RM, Meier CG, Russell DA, Dills A, Dove E, Kester J, Wolf ID, Zhu J, Rubin ER, Fortune S, Hatfull GF, Gray TA, Wade JT, Derbyshire KM.

mBio. 2021 03 02. 12(2). PMID: 33653882


Hard lessons in the midst of hope

COVID-19 vaccines are rolling out, but variants continue to spread and public health systems around the world remain strained. Experts from across the Harvard Chan School reflect on the pandemic and what it means for the future of…

The making of a disease detective

Samantha Giffen, PhD ’21, loves the thrill of discovery, in the lab and beyond May 6, 2021 – One day in 2014, Samantha Giffen sat in a small dark room at the New York State Department of Public…

A Shot in the Arm

Vaccines are underfunded, understudied, and underappreciated as a vital tool in public health. could COVID-19 be the start of a vaccine renaissance?