Vandana Kalia, PhD
Academic Title: Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Dr. Vandana Kalia is a principal investigator at the Ben Towne Center and an assistant professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She is studying how genes regulate T cells, and is pursuing ways to commandeer that process and help T cells to destroy tumors.
Kalia received a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh in the field of HIV pathogenesis. She then acquired expertise in T-cell differentiation and function through a post-doctoral fellowship at the Emory University Vaccine Center under Dr. Rafi Ahmed, a member of the National Academy of Sciences and one of the pioneering leaders in the area of T-cell responses to diseases.