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03/30/2017RIPK3 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.
03/29/2017Postdoc 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.
03/13/2017Congratulations 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.
01/11/2017Why 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.
01/03/2017Damon 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.
12/22/2016RACING 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.
11/21/2016Congratulations 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.
11/21/2016Congratulations 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.
11/21/2016Congratulations 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.
11/17/2016Immunology 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.
11/16/2016Immunology 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.
09/27/2016Publication: 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.
09/27/2016Associate 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.
09/20/2016How 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.”
08/19/2016Gale Postdoc Dr. Justin Roby on Zika in King County (Article in Crosscut)
Zika has arrived in the Northwest. Will it spread? The short answer: “It’s pretty unlikely, at this point,” says Justin Roby, an immunologist at the University of Washington who specializes in flaviviruses (a genus of viruses that includes dengue, West Nile and Zika).
Zika Has Arrived in the Northwest. Will it Spread?
Article By Samantha Larson, Crosscut
08/11/2016Fall 2016 Immunology Seminars Posted
Check out the Department of Immunology Immun 573 Seminar Series speakers this coming Fall 2016
08/08/2016Congratulations to Dr. Chrissie Lim!
Congratulations to Dr. Chrissie Lim for successfully defending her dissertation on Thursday, August 4, 2016. Her dissertation title is “Alternative splicing takes control of cytokine signaling.” Dr. Lim spent her time in the University of Washington Immunology graduate program under the mentorship of Dr. Ram Savan and working in his lab at UW Medicine's South Lake Union Campus.
07/26/2016Published: Congrats to Akshay Krishnamurty in the Pepper Lab
A class of white cells that has long been thought to play a relatively minor role in the body’s defenses against malaria infection may, in fact, be a potent weapon against the malaria parasite. These cells may be key to developing more effective vaccines, according to a report today in the journal Immunity. UW Medicine and Seattle Children’s researchers headed the study.
05/27/2016Justin Roby Recipient of the 2016 Perkins Coie Award for Discovery
Justin Roby, PhD, UW postdoctoral fellow in immunology in the Gale Lab, was selected as the recipient of the 2016 Perkins Coie Award for Discovery.