Hidde Ploegh was born (1953) in the Netherlands and came to the USA to perform the experimental part of his Ph.D. work in 1977. He returned to Europe in 1980, and after having held positions in Germany (1980-1984) and the Netherlands (1984-1992) he joined the faculty of MIT as full professor in 1992. In 1997, he became the incumbent of the Mallinckrodt Professorship in Immunopathology at Harvard Medical School and taught both undergraduate and graduate immunology as the director of the graduate program in immunology. He was recruited back to MIT in 2005, where he has been at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. Ploegh is a correspondent of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences and a member of EMBO, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences.
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