• Dr. Marion Pepper, Assistant Professor, Department of Immunology
    05/22/2017
    Congratulations to Dr. Marion Pepper! BWF Announces the 2017 Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC -- As part of its continuing effort to stimulate fundamental research into human infectious diseases, the Burroughs Wellcome Fund — a private foundation making investments in biomedical research and careers for more than 60 years — has invested $6 million in grants to top pathogenesis investigators in the United States.

  • West Nile Brain Study, Dr. Andrew Oberst, Department of Immunology, Photo by Dr. Brian Daniels, Senior Fellow
    05/22/2017
    Brain fights West Nile virus in unexpected way

    Insect-transmitted viruses, like Powassan and West Nile, which can attack the brain in some cases, are becoming a growing public health concern. Medical scientists are trying to understand how brain cells try to fend off invading viruses.

  • Senator Patty Murray Meets with Dr. Marion Pepper, and graduate students Nicole Arroyo and Fahd al Qureshah
    04/13/2017
    Senator Patty Murray visits UW Immunology Labs at South Lake Union

    Immunology graduate students Nicole Arroyo and Fahd al Qureshah, greeted U.S. Senator Patty Murray and Dr. Marion Pepper on April 12, 2017. One by one, several UW Medicine researchers told U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash) about what cuts to the National Institutes of Health’s budget would mean for their research and their careers. Dr.

  • Dr. Andrew Oberst, Assistant Professor, Department of Immunology
    03/30/2017
    New Cell Paper: RIPK3 Restricts Viral Pathogenesis via Cell Death-Independent Neuroinflammation

    A new Cell paper published by the Oberst Lab reveals breakthrough findings indicating an unexpected diversity in the outcomes of RIPK1 and RIPK3 signaling within the central nervous system not observed in other tissues.

  • Dr. Michael Gerner, Assistant Professor, UW Immunology
    03/29/2017
    Postdoc Opportunity in the Gerner Lab

    Visualizing Tumor Microenvironments: A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Michael Gerner to investigate how the spatial organization of innate and adaptive immune cells in tumors influences cancer development and the outcome of immunomodulatory therapy.

  • Dr. Jeff Duggan
    03/13/2017
    Congratulations to Dr. Jeff Duggan!

    Congratulations to Dr. Jeff Duggan for successfully defending his dissertation on Friday, March 10, 2017. His dissertation title is “BCAP functions as a dynamic regulator of hematopoiesis and myeloid cell development."  Dr. Duggan spent his time in the University of Washington Immunology graduate program under the mentorship of Dr.

  • Malaria Vaccine from Thinkstock
    01/11/2017
    Why some people may not respond to the malaria vaccine

    Generating protective immunity against the early liver stage of malaria infection is feasible but has been difficult to achieve in regions with high rates of malaria infection.

  • Dr. Jakob von Moltke, Assistant Professor, Department of Immunology, University of Washington
    01/03/2017
    Damon Runyon-Dale F. Frey Award for Breakthrough Scientists

    Congrats to UW Immunology Assistant Professor, Dr. Jakob von Moltke who received the Damon Runyon-Dale F.

  • 12/22/2016
    RACING to HALT the Zika virus in its spread around the world

    EVERY COUPLE OF WEEKS, an eagerly awaited package arrives at a University of Washington research lab in South Lake Union. Inside, nestled in dry ice, are special chemical compounds that Dr.

  • Dr. Kathleen Pestal
    11/21/2016
    Congratulations to Dr. Kathleen Pestal!

    Congratulations to Dr. Kathleen Pestal for successfully defending her dissertation on Monday, November 21, 2016. Her dissertation title is “The Role of ADAR1 in Innate Immune Regulation and Cell Biology.”  Dr. Pestal spent her time in the University of Washington Immunology graduate program under the mentorship of Dr.

  • Dr. Mike Stolley
    11/21/2016
    Congratulations to Dr. Mike Stolley!

    Congratulations to Dr. Mike Stolley for successfully defending his dissertation on Thursday, November 17, 2016.  His dissertation title is “33D1+ DCs in Tolerance and Immunity.” Dr. Stolley spent his time in the University of Washington Immunology graduate program under the mentorship of Dr.

  • Dr. Akshay Krishnamurty
    11/21/2016
    Congratulations to Dr. Akshay Krishnamurty!

    Congratulations to Dr. Akshay Krishnamurty for successfully defending his dissertation on Wednesday, November 2, 2016.  His dissertation title is “Development and function of Plasmodium-specific memory B cells during blood stage malaria infection.” Dr. Krishnamurty spent his time in the University of Washington Immunology graduate program under the mentorship of Dr.

  • Department of Immunology Newsletter 2016
    11/17/2016
    Immunology Department Newsletter 2016

    It has been an excellent year for the Immunology Department and we want to share some of our news with you in our annual newsletter.

  • Dr. Ram Savan, Assistant Professor, Department of Immunology, UW School of Medicine
    11/16/2016
    Immunology Assistant Professor Dr. Ram Savan: study finds Hepatitis C tricks liver cells to sabotage immune defenses

    Courtesy of the Center for the Study of Hepatitis C, The Rockefeller University Electron micrograph of hepatitis C virus purified from cell culture. Scale bar is 50 nanometers.

  • Dr. Chrissy Lim (photo taken by Dr. Ram Savan)
    09/27/2016
    Publication: Study reveals how cells work to keep inflammation in check

    Researcher Chrissie Lim develops a test to examine strength of IL-22 signaling in the presence of human IL-22 binding proteins.

  • Dr. Daniel Stetson, Associate Professor, Department of Immunology
    09/27/2016
    Associate Professor Dr. Daniel Stetson Named HHMI Faculty Scholar

    Daniel Stetson, associate professor of immunology. Stetson studies how our cells detect infection by a virus. Sensors of foreign DNA and RNA are essential for activating immune responses to viruses, but they can also cause autoimmune disease if not properly regulated.

  • Dr Marion Pepper, Assistant Professor, Department of Immunology
    09/20/2016
    How Seattle's collaborative immunology makes for better research

    Marion Pepper is an assistant professor for the department of immunology at the University of Washington.

    From kindergarten through high school, Marion Pepper attended an all-girls school outside Philadelphia that placed a lot of emphasis on the sciences. “The major benefit was that I never knew there were ‘things girls couldn’t do,’” she said. “I think it was really empowering.”

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