Susan Kaech

Professor and Director

NOMIS Center for Immunobiology and Microbial Pathogenesis

NOMIS Chair

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Salk researchers accelerate, expand COVID-19 research

LA JOLLA—As the COVID-19 pandemic continues across the globe, the Salk Institute joins in efforts to understand the fundamental science behind the novel coronavirus to pave the way to treatments …


How targeting killer T cells in the lungs could lead to immunity against respiratory viruses

LA JOLLA—A significant site of damage during COVID-19 infection is the lungs. Understanding how the lungs’ immune cells are responding to viral infections could help scientists develop a vaccine.

Now, a …


Salk awarded $19.2 million by the American Heart Association-Allen Initiative to study Alzheimer’s and aging in the brain

LA JOLLA—A team of Salk Institute researchers led by President Rusty Gage has been awarded $19.2 million over eight years by the American Heart Association-Allen Initiative in Brain Health and …


Salk Institute launches Conquering Cancer Initiative

LA JOLLA—On Friday, April 20, 2018, the Salk Institute launched a new initiative called Conquering Cancer, to harness specific and emerging scientific strategies to tackle the five deadliest cancers: pancreatic, …


Three Salk faculty honored with endowed chairs

LA JOLLA—Salk scientists Katherine Jones, Susan Kaech and Gerald Shadel each have been recognized for their contributions and dedication to advancing science through research by being named to endowed chairs at …


Prominent scientists in immunobiology and aging research to join Salk Institute

LA JOLLA—The Salk Institute is honored to welcome two new faculty with the rank of full professor, both of whom are highly respected and accomplished leaders in their fields. Susan …


Education

BS, Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Washington
PhD, Developmental Biology, Stanford University


Awards & Honors

  • Howard Hughes Early Career Scientist, 2009
  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), 2007
  • American Asthma Foundation Investigator, 2007
  • Cancer Research Institute Investigator Award, 2005
  • Edward Mallinckrodt Jr. Foundation Award, 2005
  • Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award in the Biosciences, 2003
  • Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Cancer Research Fellowship, 1999
  • National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, 1993