We link multiple biomedical disciplines for research, training, and program development in the field of innate immunity.

Upcoming Events

CIIID Quartertly Seminar (Spring)

Event Date: 
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 10:00am

Invited Speaker:  Klaus Schughart

CIIID Quarterly Seminar (Summer)

Event Date: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 10:00am

Invited SpeakerAleem Siddiqui, Professor, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego

More info to come...


Zeroing in on Zika - UW Columns Magazine, December, 2016
Article by Bonnie Rochman
Immunologist Michael Gale Jr., ’85, ’94, and his team of scientists and students are focusing on a drug-like molecule that triggers a body's innate immunity to fight infection in a range of global pathogens including Zika, hepatitis C and West Nile.

Hepatitis C tricks liver cells to sabotage immune defenses - HSNewsBeat, Nov. 14, 2016
Article by Michael McCarthy
The virus that causes hepatitis C protects itself by blocking signals that drive elements of liver cells’ immune defenses, University of Washington researchers report in a new study.  Dr. Ram Savan, a UW assistant professor, Department of Immunology, is the study's corresponding author of recent papers published in Nature Medicine and The Journal of Experimental Medicine


CIIID Immuno-informatics Core Leader, Assistant Professor of Immunology, UW

Dr. Ram's lab investigates the regulation of immune genes and its impact on infection and autoimmunity, with specific interests in identifying post-transcriptional regulators of innate immune effectors that include RNA binding proteins and non-coding RNAs.

Affiliate Core

Seattle Genomics

(SG) is a service core at the University of Washington that provides custom sequencing and data analysis solutions. SG maintains multiple instruments including two next generation Illumina sequencers (NextSeq 500 and Miseq), an Agilent Microarray Feature extractor system,  a Beckman FX automation workstation, robotics liquid handling systems for high throughput, and extensive bioinformatics services.

SG is a component of the Washington National Primate Research Center and is operated by the Division of NHP Systems Biology in the laboratory of Michael Gale, Jr.  For additional information about Seattle Genomics and their services, visit their website at https://www.seattlegenomics.com/ or email info@seattlegenomics.com