Immunology & Vaccines

Vaccines save lives and play a key role in contributing to global health. Through vaccination, humanity has largely eliminated diseases such as polio and has completely eradicated smallpox. The rapid development of vaccines to combat Covid-19 is helping the world to reopen following a year of isolation. These successes depend on our knowledge of the basic biology of how our immune system works to fight infection. UCSC faculty seek to extend that knowledge.

From understanding the cells of the immune system, to their roles driving inflammation and responses during viral and bacterial infections, our scientists strive to understand the processes of an immune response and the cells that mediate them. Through this work, we seek to lay the foundations to identify new drugs and develop vaccinations for therapy and prevention of infectious and autoimmune diseases.

Victoria Auerbuch Stone

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    • Professor
  • Department
    • Microbiology & Environmental Toxicology Department
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise
    • Microbiology
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David F Boyd

  • Title
    • Assistant Professor
  • Department
    • Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology Department
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Susan Carpenter

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    • Professor
  • Department
    • Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology Department
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Valerie Cortez

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  • Title
    • Assistant Professor
  • Department
    • Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology Department
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Carlos E Dobkin

  • Title
    • Professor
  • Department
    • Economics Department
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise
    • Computational Economics
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Rebecca DuBois

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    • Professor
  • Department
    • Biomolecular Engineering
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise
    • Bioengineering
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Jacqueline Kimmey

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  • Title
    • Assistant Professor
  • Department
    • Microbiology & Environmental Toxicology Department
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise
    • Microbiology
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Regina Day Langhout

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    • Professor
  • Department
    • Psychology Department
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise
    • Community-based Research
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Audrie Lin

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  • Title
    • Assistant Professor
  • Department
    • Microbiology & Environmental Toxicology Department
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise
    • Health and Wellness
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Mohammed Andres Mostajo Radji

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  • Title
    • Assistant Research Scientist
  • Department
    • Genomics Institute
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Karen M. Ottemann

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    • she/hers
  • Title
    • Professor and Chair
  • Department
    • Microbiology & Environmental Toxicology Department
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise
    • Microbiology
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Michael Patnode

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    • Assistant Professor
  • Department
    • Microbiology & Environmental Toxicology Department
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Martha Cecilia Zúñiga

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    • she, her, her, hers, herself
  • Title
    • Professor
  • Department
    • Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology Department
  • Campus Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise
    • Cell Biology
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Last modified: May 22, 2024