Andrew Oberst


University of Washington, 

Cancer Biology

Cell Signaling & Cell/Environment Interactions

Microbiology, Infection & Immunity (Area Director)

Inflammatory cell death, and its consequences

Faculty Contact Information

Room: E306, UW South Lake Union Box: 358059 Phone: 221-731 http://immunology.washington.edu/andrew-oberst-phd

Lab Information

Location: University of Washington Building: South Lake Union Room: E 310 Phone: 221-731

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Research Summary

Programmed cell death–cell suicide–is a fundamental biological process. We now understand that cells can kill themselves in several different ways, and that how a cell dies is a key determinant of the immune response generated by that dying cell. The Oberst lab studies how inflammatory forms of cell suicide occur, and how they affect the immune response to pathogens, cancer cells, and auto-antigens.