Lecture Title: Phagocytosis, new technologies, receptors, and surprises
David Underhill got his Ph.D. in Cell Biology and Physiology from Washington University in St. Louis in 1995. Following postdoctoral training in innate immunity and macrophage biology at The Rockefeller University in New York City and the University of Washington in Seattle, Dr. Underhill joined the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle in 2000 at its founding. In 2005 he moved to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles where he is currently Professor and Chair, Department of Biomedical Sciences, and the Janis and William Wetsman Family Chair in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. He was the founding director of the Cedars-Sinai Ph.D.
Program in Biomedical Sciences and Translational Medicine. Dr. Underhill’s work focuses on understanding how the body recognizes bacterial and fungal microbes in order to mount immune responses that are either inflammatory and protective against infection or tolerant and permissive to commensal microbes.