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

Office of Student Research

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


  • Ph.D., University of Toronto , 1998

Selected Publication

  • Iwasaki A. Innate Immune Recognition of HIV-1. Immunity. 2012 Sep 21;37(3):389-98.

Latest Honor and Recognition

  • Ethel Donaghue Women’s Health Program Investigator Award(2003) , Ethel Donaghue Women’s Health Program