Department of Immunology

February 7, 2019

Professor Emeritus Dr. Pam Fink receives 2019 AAI Lifetime Achievement Award

AAI Lifetime Achievement Award Congratulations to Dr. Pamela J Fink, Professor Emeritus with the UW Department of Immunology! Dr. Fink is the 2019 recipient of the American  Association of Immunologists (AAI) Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is the highest honor bestowed by the AAI Council upon an AAI member. This award recognizes a deserving member……


January 23, 2019

Zika Virus: Oberst Lab reveals unexpected role for metabolic changes in neurons in fighting viral infection

In a new paper published in the journal Immunity, the Oberst Lab in the Department of Immunology at the University of Washington, reveals an unexpected role for metabolic changes in neurons in fighting viral infection. It was discovered that when neurons are infected with flaviviruses such as Zika and West Nile virus, they respond by……


November 30, 2018

Immunology Department Newsletter 2018

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. To donate this year there is a link within the newsletter or click here, your support is critical to us in helping us achieve our mission. Read more


November 9, 2018

Congrats to Ph.D. Student Frank Soveg

Frank Soveg, Graduate Student in the Ram Lab

Congratulations to Frank Soveg, graduate student in the Ram Lab! Frank received a fundable score for an NIH F31 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (F31). This competitive and prestigious NIH predoctoral fellowship will support his dissertation research. The title of his project is “Defining the roles of OAS1 isoforms in RNA virus immunity.” Frank is interested……


October 26, 2018

Dr. Michael Gale Jr., receives the UW School of Public Health’s 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award

Dr. Michael Gale Jr.

Michael Gale Jr. (PhD, UW Pathobiology, ’94) will receive the UW School of Public Health’s 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award — the School’s highest honor, which recognizes distinguished service and achievement in public health. Dr. Gale’s innovative research has had a profound impact on global health, and he is highly sought after as a mentor. He is……


October 8, 2018

Immun 573 – Seminar Series 2018–19

The 2018-19 IMMUN 573 Seminar Series Schedule is now available. Monday, November 19, 2018, 3:30 p.m., Orin Smith Auditorium, SLU Speaker: Mitchell Kronenberg, PhD, President & Chief Scientific Officer, Division of Developmental Immunology, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology Seminar Title: “Development and function of innate-like αβ T cells” Monday, December 3, 2018, 3:30 p.m., Orin Smith Auditorium, SLU Speaker: Matthew Albert,……