Jakob Von Moltkejmoltke@uw.edu
University of Washington,
Microbiology, Infection & Immunity
Immune responses to parasitic worms and allergens
Faculty Contact Information
The Moltke lab studies immune responses to parasitic worms (helminths) and allergens. These responses, collectively known as type 2 immunity, are triggered by an astonishing diversity of agonists, from macroscopic live worms to microscopic inert particles to soluble enzymes. Why does the immune system respond to them all in the same way? Using laboratory mice and helminths as model organisms, we study the initiation of type 2 immunity with the goal of providing insights that will lead to improved treatment and prevention of asthma, allergy, and parasitic infection.
I seek to ensure a diverse and supportive lab environment where the opinions and perspectives of all lab members are respected and valued. I believe an inclusive and safe environment promotes scientific creativity and progress and we strive to maintain this culture. In addition to promoting diversity and inclusion in the lab, I am committed to this at the institutional level as well. I am a member of the Immunology Department’s DEI committee and am the faculty lead for our Department’s outreach efforts.
1. Building Healthy Workplaces: Community Strategies & Individual Skills to Prevent Sexual Harassment Training
2. UW Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) on Inclusive Teaching and Mentoring and Microaggressions
3. Examining the history and current manifestations of racism and anti-blackness and their place in science
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