Robert Furler

Robert Furler

Assistant Professor of Immunology in Medicine
Infectious Diseases

Weill Cornell Medical - New York City

Interests: Hiv / Aids, Immunometabolism, Immunotherapy, Mechanobiology


The primary focus of my research is to understand the mechanical and metabolic drivers of immunity to enhance immunotherapeutic approaches to infectious diseases and cancer. Integration of immunometabolism and cellular mechanics underpins how cells function and how they are dysregulated during AIDS progression. To investigate the cellular mechanisms of disease, I have built a strong background in microscopy techniques including confocal microscopy, live-cell imaging, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and two-photon microscopy. These quantitative approaches are currently being used to measure and track HIV and HERV replication within ex vivo tonsil histocultures as well as organoids derived from primary human cerebral and gut biopsies.