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Michael Gale, Jr., PhD

Professor Michael Gale, Jr. is a researcher in the Department of Immunology at The University of Washington, School of Medicine. He 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 aCore Staff Scientist and unit Chief of the Washington Regional Primate Research Center.

His research focuses on applications of systems biology approach to understanding the molecular processes of innate immunity and inflammation in the control of virus infection, including the role of each in immune recognition and immune programming. The lab leverages their research findings toward developing innate immune therapeutics for application in antiviral treatment and vaccine enhancement to combat HIV and emerging viruses, including SARS-CoV-2.