Ye Zheng

Associate Professor

NOMIS Center for Immunobiology and Microbial Pathogenesis

Salk Institute for Biological Studies - News


New target for autoimmune disease could enable therapies with fewer side effects

LA JOLLA—Your immune system comes ready for battle against bacteria, viruses, fungi and even cancer. But in cases of autoimmune disease, the immune system’s superpowers turn it into a supervillain. …

Immune cell policing offers insights into cancer, autoimmune disease

LA JOLLA—Regulatory T cells (Tregs) are the traffic cops of the immune system. They instruct other types of immune cells on when to stop and when to go. Learning how …

Salk promotes four leading scientists in the fields of neuroscience, circadian rhythms and immunology

LA JOLLA–Four Salk Institute faculty members have been promoted after the latest round of faculty reviews determined they are scientific leaders who have made original, innovative and notable contributions to …

Blocking immune cell treats new type of age-related diabetes

LA JOLLA—Diabetes is often the result of obesity and poor diet choices, but for some older adults the disease might simply be a consequence of aging. New research has discovered that …

Genetic signal prevents immune cells from turning against the body

LA JOLLA–When faced with pathogens, the immune system summons a swarm of cells made up of soldiers and peacekeepers. The peacekeeping cells tell the soldier cells to halt fighting when …

Salk scientist named 2010 Rita Allen Scholar

LA JOLLA, CA–Dr. Ye Zheng, an assistant professor in the Nomis Laboratories for Immunobiology and Microbial Pathogenesis at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, has been named a 2010 Rita …


BS, Peking University, Beijing, China
PhD, Columbia University, New York, NY
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Research Scholar, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

Awards & Honors

  • 2010-2015 Rita Allen Scholar Award
  • 2005-2008 Cancer Research Institute postdoctoral fellowship