University of Washington Immunology

The Department of Immunology is a basic science department within the University of Washington, School of Medicine located in Seattle. Our faculty engage in teaching and conduct research on the development and function of the immune system. The department provides a dynamic research environment for immunological discovery and a superb training environment for the next generation of biomedical scientists.

Our mission in the Department of Immunology is to advance understanding of the function of the immune system in order to enhance our ability to fight infectious disease, cancer and autoimmune disease.  Basic research of all aspects of immunology is critical to this mission, as well as translational research to link our findings to the development of new therapies.

We hold diversity and inclusiveness as core values in our department and emphasize their importance throughout our research, education and practice. We strive to create a climate that fosters belonging, respect and value for all within our scientific community and the institution.

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Recent Publications

Gladys J. Keitany, Karen S. Kim, Akshay T. Krishnamurty, Brian D. Hondowicz, William O. Hahn, Nicholas Dambrauskas, D. Noah Sather, Ashley M. Vaughan, Stefan H.I. Kappe, Marion Pepper. Blood Stage Malaria Disrupts Humoral Immunity to the Pre-erythrocytic Stage Circumsporozoite Protein. 2016. Cell Reports , Volume 17 , Issue 12 , 3193 - 3205.

Department News


Congrats to UW Immunology Assistant Professor, Dr. Jakob von Moltke! Dr. von Moltke received the Damon Runyon-Dale F. Frey Award for Breakthrough Scientists. This award provides additional funding...


Generating protective immunity against the early liver stage of malaria infection is feasible...


EVERY COUPLE OF WEEKS, an eagerly awaited package arrives at a University of Washington...


Congratulations to Dr. Kathleen Pestal for successfully defending her dissertation on Monday,...


Congratulations to Dr. Mike Stolley for successfully defending his dissertation on Thursday,...


Congratulations to Dr. Akshay Krishnamurty for successfully defending his dissertation on...