Cookson, Brad

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First Name: 
Brad
Last Name: 
Cookson
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Title: 
Professor
Primary Institution: 
UW
Department/Division: 
other
Department/Division: 
Microbiology
Mail/Box #: 

357110

Office Location: 

NW120/J237A

Office Phone: 
(206) 598-6133
Research

Research Summary: 

We investigate host responses to Gram negative bacterial infections and develop products and tools with application(s) in clinical medicine for diagnosis and therapy. The basic research component focuses on studying innate and adaptive immune responses to bacterial infection, and the mechanism(s) of inflammation and cell death. We uncovered a new biological paradigm, a conserved pathway of pro-inflammatory cell death called pyroptosis, which is evoked by infection and other important pathological insults, such as cancer, heart disease, and stroke. Our lab uses techniques in cellular immunology, bacterial genetics, biochemistry, cell biology and molecular biology.

Short Research Description: 
inflammation and protective host responses
Areas of Interest: 
Microbiology, Infection & Immunity
Keywords: 
<p> cell death; inflammation; cellular immune responses; bacterial pathogenesis</p>
Publications

Taking Students
Year: 
2014 - 2015

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