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: B and T Cell Effector and Memory Cell Differentiation; Computational Immunology; Consequences of an Immune Response; Infectious Disease and Host-Pathogen Interaction; Lymphocyte Development; Mounting an Immune Response | Microbiology: Immunology & Host Response

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

2009-2015 Associate Professor, Department of Immunobiology, Yale University

2015-present Professor, Department of Immunobiology, Yale University

2009-2015 HHMI Early Career Scientist



Honors and Awards

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 Institute Investigator Award 2005-2009

American Asthma Foundation Investigator 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)

  • American Asthma Foundation Investigator Award (2007)

  • Cancer Research Institute Investigator AwardCRI (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)

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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