Professor Dustin has a B.A. from Boston University (Biology, 1984) and trained with Timothy A. Spring for his Ph.D. (Harvard University, 1990). After post-doctoral training with Stuart Kornfeld at Washington University (1993) he joined the Department of Pathology as an Assistant Professor. There, he led a collaborative team in uncovering the dynamics of the T cell immunological synapse.
He moved to the Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine at New York University in 2001, opening studies on the immunological synapse in vivo in settings of vaccination, sterile injury, infection and cancer. He moved to the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology at the University of Oxford in 2013 with the support of a Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellowship. The lab is currently focusing on a high throughput approach for immunological synapse characterization and the physiological and clinical relevance of T cell receptor enriched extracellular vesicles generated in the center of the immunological synapse.