Susan Kaech, Ph.D.

Susan Kaech, Ph.D., is professor and director of the NOMIS Center for Immunobiology & Microbial Pathogenesis and holds the NOMIS Chair at the Salk Institute. Her work focuses on understanding how memory T cells are produced during infection and vaccination to provide long-term immunity and sometimes fail to do so. She is also a leader in field of cancer immunology and elucidating metabolic control of immune cells in cancer. She was previously a Waldemar Von Zedwitz Professor in the Department of Immunology at Yale University. She holds a Ph.D. in developmental biology from Stanford University and completed her postdoctoral fellowship in the department of microbiology and immunology at Emory University