Dr. Hemann has been awarded an NIAID K22 career transition award

Submitted by galeadmin on Fri, 03/06/2020 - 09:36

Influenza virus infection causes significant illness and death globally each year despite the existence of a vaccine. Our work has sought to understand the innate immune determinates that are able to regulate the induction of protective adaptive immune responses against influenza in order to inform novel therapeutic and adjuvant strategies. We recently published a study revealing that the innate immune cytokine IFN-lambda acts on DC and is required for generation of optimal CD8 T cell-mediated protection against influenza virus infection in a murine model (DOI:10.1038/s41590-019-0408-z).

Save the Date! On November 1-4, 2020, the International Cytokine and Interferon Society (ICIS) will be hosting its 8th annual meeting Cytokines 2020: Structure-Function and Systems Biology of Cytokines

Submitted by galeadmin on Thu, 12/12/2019 - 10:02


After careful consideration the ICIS and Seattle 2020 meeting leadership have decided to make Cytokines 2020 an all virtual meeting.  This difficult decision is based upon the uncertainty of SARS-CoV-2 exposure outcome from holding an in-person gathering in Seattle.


For multiple years the Gale Lab continues as one of the most highly cited laboratories in infectious disease and immunology research in the world.

Submitted by galeadmin on Wed, 12/11/2019 - 10:57

This highly anticipated annual list identifies scientists who produced multiple papers ranking in the top 1% by citations for their field and year of publication, demonstrating significant research influence among their peers. Read more about the methodology here.

Wound healing in mucous tissues could ward off AIDS

Submitted by galeadmin on Fri, 11/22/2019 - 08:41

Wound repair of mucous tissues during early infection by Simian Immunodeficiency Virus guards some primate species from contracting AIDS, a study has learned.  The researchers looked at why certain species can carry SIV throughout their lives without getting AIDS.

SIV is closely related to HIV, or the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, and has become a laboratory model for studies seeking AIDS and HIV cures and prevention.