Sarah Stanley

Job title: 
Associate Professor
Molecular and Cell Biology

I am an immunologist and microbiologist who works on bacterial infection. I received my PhD from UCSF in 2006 under the mentorship of Jeff Cox. My work focused on using genetic approaches to identify virulence factors in the bacterial pathogen M. tuberculosis. I then received postdoctoral training at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, where I explored chemical biological approaches to identifying novel treatments for tuberculosis. I started my lab at Cal in 2012. My research here has focused on understanding protective immunity to Mtb at a mechanistic level using the mouse model of infection. I also use bacterial genetics to identify factors that mycobacteria use to resist elimination by the immune system. Most recently my work has begun to move in a translational direction with projects related to the development of vaccines and the analysis of immune responses in humans with tuberculosis. In addition to my work in the lab, I also run the BSL3 facilities on campus and also perform research and teaching in Uganda.

For full research description, please visit Sarah's Faculty Profile.

Research interests: 

mechanisms of pathogenesis and immune subversion in tuberculosisprotective immunity to tuberculosismetabolic interactions between hosts and pathogensdevelopment of novel therapeutics for tuberculosisscientific capacity buildingtuberculosiss