Dr. Stephanie Watowich to lecture on innate immune regulation in inflammation and cancer on Jan. 30

Dr. Stephanie S. Watowich, professor of Immunology and Co-Director of the Center for Inflammation and Cancer at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, will give a lecture from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30 in Room E101 of the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences.

Dr. Watowich obtained her BA in Biology at Carleton College and her PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology at Northwestern University, where she trained with Dr. Richard I. Morimoto. Dr. Watowich performed her postdoctoral fellowship at the Whitehead Institute of Biomedical Research with Dr. Harvey F. Lodish. Her studies uncovered the importance of cytokine receptor dimerization in receptor signaling and activation. Since joining MD Anderson, Dr. Watowich’s research has focused on transcriptional control of innate immunity, with specific interest in the actions of the cytokine-activated STAT transcriptional regulators.

Dr. Watowich has served as chair or member of NIH and AHA research grant and fellowship study sections. She has been the recipient of several grants and awards, including research funding from NIH, CPRIT, and biotech, as well as CPRIT research training awards. Dr. Watowich has been recognized with the MD Anderson Faculty Achievement Award in Education, the John P. McGovern Outstanding Teacher Award, and induction into the UT Kenneth I. Shine Academy of Health Science Education.

The lecture is sponsored by Host-Pathogen CoBRE group; everyone is welcome to attend.