faculty

Michael Gerner

gernermy@uw.edu

University of Washington, 

Cell Signaling & Cell/Environment Interactions

Microbiology, Infection & Immunity

Coordination of the innate and adaptive immune response

Faculty Contact Information

Building: 750 Republican Street, SLU Building C Room: E441 Box: 358059 Phone: 206-685-3610 http://immunology.washington.edu/michael-gerner-phd

Lab Information

Location: University of Washington Building: 750 Republican street Room: E430 Box: 358059 Phone: 206-685-3610

Accepting Students For:

Rotation, Autumn
Rotation, Spring
Rotation, Summer
Rotation, Winter
Permanent

Research Summary

The immune system is composed of multiple innate and adaptive immune cells with distinct functional properties. Utilizing cutting-edge imaging techniques, we are now finding that these cells have non-overlapping spatial distribution properties within lymphoid and non-lymphoid tissues, forming specialized immune microenvironments. We are now studying how these tissue microenvironments influence the crosstalk and communication between different immune cells, as well as their involvement in the generation of immune responses to vaccines, and during infectious and neoplastic disease.