Ananda W. Goldrath, Ph.D.

Title
Assistant Professor
Department
Division of Biological Sciences
Institution
University of California, San Diego
Address
5107 Natural Sciences Building 0377
9500 Gilman Drive
City, State, Zip
La Jolla, CA 92093-0377
Phone
(858) 534-5839
E-mail
agoldrath[at]ucsd.edu
Website
http://www-biology.ucsd.edu/labs/goldrath/
Research Field
Immunology
Award Year
2007

Research

Several lines of study in our lab aim to identify the molecular signals required to maintain T cells, generate a productive immune response and form long-lived protective immunity. It is our hope that our experiments will improve the understanding of how the immune system recovers following treatment- or illness-induced lymphopenia (such as chemotherapy or HIV infection) and aid in the design of vaccines that provide long-lasting protection from infection. Moreover, by expanding our understanding of how lymphocyte populations are regulated, it will be possible to gain insight into how normal survival signals are co-opted and how homeostatic set points are overcome by cancer cells providing possible targets for therapeutic intervention.