Department of Immunology

April 18, 2019

Graduate Student Miranda Lyons-Cohen receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Award

Congratulations to Department of Immunology graduate student in the Gerner Lab, Miranda Lyons-Cohen! Miranda was selected to receive a 2019 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship award! This award is a significant national accomplishment and provides for three years of stipend funding and tuition. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding……


April 4, 2019

Immunology Postdocs at Jr. Science and Humanities Symposium

Two Department of Immunology postdocs participated as judges at the Washington Junior Science and Humanities Symposium on March 23rd. Shown here L to R: Dr. Pranab K. Roy Chowdhury, UW, Dr. Pearl Magala, UW, Dr. Ayokunle Olanrewaju, UW, Dr. Emily Schutsky, of the Stetson Lab, and Dr. Anna Ting, of the Moltke Lab, Dr. Phillip Domeier, Benaroya, Dr. Julie Van De……


Postdoctoral Opportunity in the Gerner Lab

POSTED: 4/4/2019 Postdoctoral Opportunity, Dept. of Immunology, Gerner Lab: Understanding How Tissue Microenvironments Influence the Immune Response. Applications should be sent by email to Dr. Gerner at gernermy@uw.edu. Applicants are requested to send a CV, representative publications, and contact information for three references. Read more


March 4, 2019

Congratulations to Midwinter Conference Award Winners

Congratulations to Department of Immunology graduate students Gerald Kellar and Joanna Maltbaek, winners of the Midwinter Conference of Immunologists 2019 Excellence Awards, and Jared Delahaye and Megan Maurano, each winners of the Young Investigator Travel Award, at this year’s Midwinter Conference of Immunologists. Congratulations to each of you! Read more


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,……