Shomyseh Sanjabi, PhD

Assistant Investigator

Phone: (415) 734-4814
Fax: (415) 355-0855
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Investigator, Roddenberry Center for Stem Cell Biology and Medicine at Gladstone

Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of California, San Francisco

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Malu Robles
(415) 734-4813

More about Dr. Sanjabi

Dr. Sanjabi’s research focuses on how immunity is elicited as pathogens enter the body through the mucosal route and how anti-inflammatory molecules can impact the immune system during the steady-state and under inflammatory conditions. The Sanjabi Lab studies the interactions of a virus and the host it infects—using mice that have been genetically modified to lack certain genes or to have immune systems that mimic human immune systems.

Among her numerous awards, Dr. Sanjabi has received the Sydney C. Rittenberg Potential for Outstanding Research Career Award, the Dorothy Radcliffe Lee Fellowship, the Warsaw Fellowship, a Certificate of Distinction in Teaching
 Award, the Cancer Research Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship, Hellman Family Early Career Faculty Award, Creative and Novel Ideas in HIV Research Award, and NIH Director’s New Innovator Award.

Dr. Sanjabi earned a bachelor’s degree in microbiology and molecular genetics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). After earning a doctoral degree in microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics from UCLA, she did her postdoctoral training in immunobiology at Yale University.

Featured Publications

Shomyseh Sanjabi, PhDFlavell RA, Sanjabi S, Wrzesinski SH, Licona-Limón P. The polarization of immune cells in the tumour environment by TGFbeta. Nat Rev Immunol. 2010 Aug;10(8):554-67. Epub 2010 Jul 9. View in: PubMed
Shomyseh Sanjabi, PhDSanjabi S, Flavell RA. Interaction between TGFbeta and the common gamma chain cytokines during an inflammatory immune response. Cell Cycle. 2010 Feb 1;9(3):428-30. Epub 2010 Feb 23. View in: PubMed