Ian York's Increasingly Outdated Home Page






What's an "Ian York", and where can I get one?

Now with bullet points!

  • I'm the Team Lead of the Influenza Molecular Virology and Vaccines team in the Immunology and Pathogenesis Branch, Influenza Division, CDC.
    • This is my personal page, and is not official in any way.
    • My research interests are in molecular virology, molecular immunology, and the interaction of the two.
  • Some of my publications, updated every so often.
  • Baseball-related scripts and writing. Baseball has lots of data associated with it, and I'm a nerd.
  • I have sparsely-updated blogs:

The short version of my CV:

I graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1985, practiced veterinary medicine for a few years, and then went back to school. I got an M.Sc. from OVC in 1990 and a Ph.D. from McMaster University in 1994.

My PhD work on the herpesvirus immune evasion gene ICP47 led to three papers (Cell, 1994; Nature, 1995; EMBO J, 1996) that have collectively been cited at least 2000 times.

In 1994 I became a Research Fellow at Harvard University at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, with Ken Rock. In 1997 we moved to the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre, where I was first a Post-Doctoral Fellow, then an Instructor (2001) and ultimately a Research Assistant Professor (2003).

In 2006, I moved to Michigan State University, as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, working on autoimmunity and viral immune evasion, as they affect and are affected by the class I major histocompatibility complex.

In 2010, I moved to Atlanta and joined the CDC.

  • Sometimes I leave the lab, and find out that I'm married to Amy and have two children, William and Matthew.
This page has been ranked in the top 5% of People Who Have No Lives.

Many of these pages (originally written in 1995, when I was first curious about HTML) eventually got too outdated even for me to ignore, but rather than actually do anything about it I just took most of them down.

To more finely accentuate the uselessness of this page, I have added CSS, CGI, and PHP. These pages are not optimized for any browser. If they are unreadable on your machine, that is a benefit, not a disadvantage.

These pages don't reflect anyone's opinion except my own, and even then I reserve the right to deny it.

Latest update: Apr. 2023. Removed outdated items
Previous updates: Dec. 2018. Updated CSS, removed cruft, expanded baseball. More bullet points for added flavour.
Dec. 2018. Updated publication list, updated links, baseball.
Nov. 2016. Updated publication list, other minor updates.
Nov. 2014. Updated publication list, other minor updates.
Feb. 2014. Fixed broken links.
Oct 2012. Minor updates.
July 2010. Updated information.
Mar. 2010. Updated publication list, other updates.
Jan. 2010. Updated email address.
Mar. 2008: Minor URL updates, removed some obsolete content
1995-2008: Probably a lot of things that I didn't bother recording
1995, some time: Wrote a bio with some links