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Michael Gale Jr.

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Michael Gale Jr.
Professional Title
Director, Center for Innate Immunity and Immune Disease
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Areas of Interest
Innate immune regulation in infection, immunity, and autoimmunity
Viral genetics

Michael Gale, Jr., PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Immunology at The University of Washington, School of Medicine. His research focuses on understanding the genetic and biochemical processes that regulate innate immunity. His group uses functional genomics approaches coupled with analyses of human disease, along with models of infection, immunity, and autoimmunity, in order to understand how innate immunity regulates disease. Dr. Gale is the Director of the UW Center for Innate Immunity and Immune Disease (CIIID), Associate Director of the Center for Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases (CERID), is an Adjunct Professor in the Departments of Microbiology and Global Health, and is an Affiliate Member of Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division of the Fred Hutchinson Center Research Center. He is also a Core Staff Scientist of the Washington Regional Primate Research Center. In addition to research his priority includes training the next generation of scientists and public health experts.