Tetyana Obukhanych, Ph.D.

Founding Director/Secretary

Dr. Tetyana Obukhanych received her Ph.D. in Immunology from the Rockefeller University in New York, NY, and did her postdoctoral research training at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA, and at Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, CA.  During her doctoral and post-doctoral studies, she has co-authored several peer-reviewed research articles published in prestigious journals, such as Nature, Cell, and the Journal of Experimental Medicine, and later authored a book entitled “Vaccine Illusion.” Dr. Obukhanych lectures frequently on the topics on immunization, immunity, and the immune system to international audiences.

“All throughout my PhD training I was a faithful believer in vaccination. I believed for almost two decades that the reason I had contracted measles and whooping cough during my teenage years was because I wasn’t vaccinated against these diseases. Then, when I had to check my childhood vaccination records, I discovered that I was in fact fully vaccinated for both measles and whooping cough, and the resulting contradiction necessitated me to reexamine all my previous beliefs about the immunologic theory behind vaccination.”
– Dr. Obukhanych