Susan Kaech, PhD

Associate Professor of Immunobiology; HHMI Early Career Scientist

Departments & Organizations

Infectious Diseases

Immunobiology: HTI | Lymphocyte Development

Molecular Virology

Molecular Virology

Office of Student Research

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Immunology | Microbiology

Biography

Education Stanford University Ph.D.,   Developmental Biology  1993-1998 
University of Washington, Seattle, WA B.S., Cellular and Molecular Biology 1989-1993 


Professional Experience 

1990-1991        Undergraduate Researcher, Div. of Basic Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center 
1991-1993 Undergraduate Researcher, Dept. of Zoology, University of Washington, Seattle 
1993-1998 Graduate Student, Dept. of Developmental Biology, Stanford University 1999-2004 Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology and Emory Vaccine Center, Emory University 
2004-2009 Assistant Professor, Department of Immunobiology, Yale University 2009-present Associate Professor, Department of Immunobiology, Yale University
2009-present HHMI Early Career Scientist  

Honors and Awards 
American Women in Science 1991 
Howard Hughes Undergraduate Research Internship 1992 
National Science Foundation Undergraduate Scientist 1992-1993 
National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship 1993-1996 
Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Cancer Research Fellowship 1999-2002 Burroughs-Wellcome Foundation Award in Biomedical Sciences 2003-2008 
Edward Mallinckrodt Jr. Foundation Award 2005-2008 
Cancer Research Investigator Award 2005-2009 
Sandler Program for Asthma Research 2007-2010 
Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) 2007  
Howard Hughes Early Career Scientist 2009-2015


Education & Training

PhD Stanford University (1998)
BS University of Washington, Seattle, WA, Cellular and Molecular Biology (1993)

Honors & Recognition

  • HHMI Early Career ScientistHHMI (2009)

  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) (2007)

  • Sandler Program for Asthma Research (2007)

  • Cancer Research Investigator AwardNIH (2005)

  • Edward Mallinckrodt Jr. Foundation Award (2005)

  • Burroughs-Wellcome Foundation Award in Biomedical Sciences (2003)

  • Damon Runyon-Walter Foundation Winchell Cancer Research Fellowship (1999)

  • National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship (1993)

  • National Science Foundation Undergraduate Scientist (1992)

  • Howard Hughes Undergraduate Research Internship (1992)

  • American Women in Science (1991)

Professional Service

  • MSTP Student Admissions Committee Yale University (2005)

  • Immunobiology Retreat Organizer Yale University (2005)

  • Immunobiology Graduate Student Admissions Committee (2006)

  • Yale Stem Cell Center Faculty Search Committee Yale University (2007)

  • Immunobiology Faculty Search Committee Yale University (2008)

  • Immunobiology Track Director of Graduate Admissions (DGA) Yale University (2009)

International Activity

  • Co-PI: Batu Erman at Sabanci University HIV, HCV, WHO Turkey (2010 - 2012)

    Transcriptional Control of IL-7 Receptor (IL-7R) in T Cells

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