• Dr. Marion Pepper, Assistant Professor, Department of Immunology
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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)
    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
    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
    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.”

  • Zika Virus under Microscope
    Gale 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

  • Orin Smith Auditorium
    Fall 2016 Immunology Seminars Posted

    Check out the Department of Immunology Immun 573 Seminar Series speakers this coming Fall 2016

  • Dr. Chrissie Lim
    Congratulations 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.

  • Malaria Plasmodium chabaudi photo by Akshay Krishnamurty, Pepper Lab
    Published: 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.

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