Akiko Iwasaki PhD

Professor of Immunobiology and of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology; Professor of Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology; Howard Hughes Medical Investigator

Departments & Organizations

WHRY Pilot Project Program Investigators

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Immunology | Microbiology | Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development

Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental BiologyMolecular VirologyImmunobiology: HTI; Iwasaki LabSkin Diseases Research Center, YaleMolecular Virology

Research Interests

Innate immunity; Autophagy; Inflammasomes; Sexually transmitted infections; Herpes simplex virus; Human papillomavirus; Respiratory virus infections; Influenza infection; T cell immunity; Commensal bacteria more...


  • Ph.D., University of Toronto, 1998

Selected Publications

  • Iwasaki A. Innate Immune Recognition of HIV-1. Immunity. 2012 Sep 21;37(3):389-98.
  • Iwasaki A. A virologic view of innate viral recognition. Annual review of microbiology 2012 Oct 13;66:177-96.
  • Yordy B, Iijima N, Huttner A, Leib D, Iwasaki A. A Neuron-Specific Role for Autophagy in Antiviral Defense against Herpes Simplex Virus. Cell Host Microbe. 2012 Sep 13;12(3):334-45.



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