Jakob von Moltke, Ph.D.

Jakob von Moltke, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor 
University of Washington 
Department of Immunology 
Seattle, USA 
Twitter: @jakob_moltke

Dr. von Moltke is an Assistant Professor in the Immunology Department at the University of Washington Medical School in Seattle. Dr. von Moltke graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Genetics, Cell and Developmental Biology from Dartmouth College and a Masters of Arts in Biotechnology from Columbia University. For his Ph.D., he studied sensing of bacteria by inflammasomes with Dr. Russell Vance at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. von Moltke completed his postdoctoral training with Dr. Richard Locksley at the University of California, San Francisco, where he investigated early type 2 immune responses and discovered a role for epithelial tuft cells in initiation of intestinal helminth infection. The Moltke Lab continues to study immune responses to parasitic worms and allergens, with a current focus on the immune sensing and effector functions of tuft cells. Dr. von Moltke was selected as a Searle Scholar and recipient of a Burroughs Wellcome Award for Investigators in Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease.