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Drs. Naeha Subramanian, Leah Rommereim Gilmore, and Ajay Suresh Akhade

Small, Persistent Increase in the Expression of NOD1 May Promote Cancer Risk

ISB researchers have found that a small, persistent increase in the expression of NOD1 could be responsible for higher cancer risks. The research team found that a slight 1.5-fold uptick in NOD1 expression can activate the protein and downstream signaling pathways in a manner similar to vast (30- to 200-fold) overexpression.

Dr. Jim Heath at ISB

Inside the intense world of COVID-19 science, and unexpected findings from Seattle researchers

GeekWire published a story spotlighting ISB’s COVID-19 research. Reporter Lisa Stiffler spoke with ISB President Dr. Jim Heath about the breakneck pace ISB and all of our collaborative partners are working at to tease out COVID’s biological secrets to advance the understanding and treatment of the novel coronavirus.

Subramanian and Akhade

How Salmonella Co-Opts the Host Immune System to Conceal Itself

While scientists have long studied bacterial infections, less attention has been paid to how the host immune response affects bacterial gene expression in the body. In a just-published paper in PNAS, ISB researchers detailed how the bacterium Salmonella conceals itself from the host immune system.

Dr. Subramanian Presents at Cytokines 2020

ISB Assistant Professor Dr. Naeha Subramanian presented at the virtual meeting, Cytokines 2020, on November 1-4. Talk are available on demand for the registrants until November 18.

Ajay receives AAI Trainee Abstract Award

Subramanian Lab Research Scientist Dr. Ajay Akhade receives AAI Trainee Abstract Award. His abstract was selected for an oral presentation. The American Association of Immunologists is an association of professionally trained scientists from all over the world dedicated to advancing the knowledge of immunology and its related disciplines.

Sreetama Choudhury awarded an AAI Career Reentry Fellowship

The AAI Fellowship Program for Career Reentry provides support for immunologists to reenter the workforce after a lapse of research or research training due to medical leave or family circumstances.

Cliff Rostomily awarded a Global Lyme Alliance Research Fellowship for 2019-2020

Leah and Ajay Receive AAI Trainee Abstract Awards

Leah and Ajay receive AAI Trainee Abstract Awards. Their abstracts are selected for oral presentations at Immunology 2019

Systems Biology Opens the Blackest Boxes

Few systems approach the complexity of our own immune system, which promotes a swift and powerful host defense by coordinating a dynamic, multiscale set of hierarchically organized molecular, cellular, and organismal components. This article in Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News covered Dr. Subramanian’s presentation at the symposium, “Future of Health.”