Department of Immunology

October 21, 2020

UW Immunology Ranked No. 6 Among Global Universities

The UW Immunology Department is up four spots, now ranked No. 6 among some of the most prestigious immunology programs in the world. Check out the full Immunology rankings list… In Addition, the University of Washington moved up two spots to No. 8 on the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Global Universities rankings, released……


October 7, 2020

Dr. Dan Stetson, Associate Professor receives NIH High-Risk, High Reward Grant

Immunology Associate Professor Dr. Dan Stetson one of four faculty members at the UW SoM to receive 2020 High-Risk, High Reward research grants from the National Institutes of Health. (10/6/2020) Daniel B. Stetson, PhD, associate professor of immunology, will be part of a multi-institutional Transformative Research Award. The group of scientists will uncover innate immune……


October 5, 2020

Immunology Faculty Dr. Marion Pepper COVID -19 Research Featured in Seattle Times

Monoclonal antibodies could fill the COVID-19 treatment gap until vaccines arrive — but at a cost Article By Sandi Doughton – Seattle Times staff reporter [EXCERPT] Pepper and her colleagues have zeroed in on several promising candidates, focusing on more mature antibody-producing cells that develop a month or more after infection and produce antibodies more……


September 14, 2020

Congratulations to Graduate Student Sigal Kofman

Congratulations to Sigal Kofman, Immunolgy graduate student in the Oberst Lab, on the F31! Sigal received a Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award, entitled Investigating IRG1-driven regulation of flavivirus-induced neuroinflammation. Way to go Sigal! Learn more about the Oberst Lab in the UW Department of Immunology.   Read more


August 19, 2020

Congratulations to Dr. Elia Tait Wojno

Dr. Elia Tait Wojno, Assistant Professor in Immunology, has been awarded a Seymour & Vivian Milstein Young Investigator Award for notable contributions to cytokine research.  The Milstein Young Investigator Awards are bestowed upon individuals who have made an impact on interferon and cytokine research early in their careers. Congratulations Elia! Read more


Pepper Lab Research Featured in NYT

Pepper Lab research featured in The New York Times: Scientists See Signs of Lasting Immunity to Covid-19, Even After Mild Infections. Ongoing studies like the one in the lab of Dr. Marion Pepper, Associate Professor of Immunology, have found antibodies capable of incapacitating the coronavirus lingering at low levels in the blood months after people……


July 22, 2020

Congratulations to Susana Orozco!

Congratulations to UW Immunology Graduate, and now a postdoc in the Hamerman Lab, Susana Orozco, PhD on her recent F32 NRSA fellowship from the NIH/NHLBI “Inflammation-associated anemia and the role of monocyte-derived inflammatory hemophagocytes in a model of blood-stage malaria”. Way to go Susana! Read more


Immunology T32 Pre-doc Application Open

Students in any Immunology lab (including Pathobiology and MCB students in immunology faculty labs) who are in their 2nd through 4th years are eligible to apply for Immunology training grant support. First year students are not eligible. Applications are due by The annual application process is managed by the Department of Immunology Graduate Program Advisor, Sandy……


June 30, 2020

Live Event – UW Immunology Research Presents

Join us for a live presentation and discussion with members of the University of Washington’s Department of Immunology. July 22, 2020, 11:00 am via Zoom (registration is required, see link below). These featured researchers are working on discovering how the immune system functions across various organs during parasite infection, vaccination, and allergy. These studies are……


June 15, 2020

Live Event – UW Immunology Research Presents

We’re pleased to invite you to a live presentation and discussion with members of the University of Washington’s Department of Immunology, June 17, 11:00 am via Zoom. These researchers are working on the innate immune system, which is important for the earliest events in detecting infection, and how small changes in our genome can make……


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