Photo of Michael Gale Jr., PhD
Department of Immunology
Adjunct Professor
Department of Microbiology & Global Health
Co-Director, Center for Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases (CERID)
Director, CIID

Faculty Information


Severity of virus infection is attributed in part to viral control of host cell innate immune programming and viral evasion of the host immune response. Understanding these processes will facilitate the development of antiviral therapeutics.

Education & Training: 
BS in Zoology
University of Washington
Seattle WA
PhD in Pathobiology
University of Washington
Seattle WA
(206) 543-8514
Mailing Address: 

Office E383, Box 358059, 750 Republican Street, Seattle WA 98195-8059

Research & Clinical Interests
Research Interests: 
  • AIDS
  • Hepatitis
  • HIV
  • West Nile Virus

Horner, S.M., Gale, M. Jr. (2013) Regulation of hepatic innate immunity by hepatitis C virus. Nat Med. 19(7):879-888. PMID: 23836238

Ramos, H.J., Lanteri, M.C., Blahnik, G., Negash, A., Suthar, M.S., Brassil, M.M., Sodhi, K., Treuting, P.M., Busch, M.O., Norris, P.J., Gale, M. Jr. (2013) IL-1b signaling promotes CNS-intrinsic immune control of West Nile virus infection. PLoS Pathog. 8(11):e1003039. PMID: 23209411 PMCID: PMC3510243