Adam Steinbrenner

Principal Investigator
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Adam Steinbrenner joined the UW Department of Biology in September 2019.


HHMI and UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, San Diego (2016-2019)
PhD, Plant Biology University of California, Berkeley
BS, Biology Tufts University


I am fascinated by the plant immune system and its unique challenges. Plants face would-be parasitism from arthropods, bacteria, viruses, fungi/oomycetes, nematodes etc, but the vast majority of interactions instead lead to a successful immune response. My lab group seeks to understand how diverse immune systems monitor and balance defense responses to threats.

In free time I’m a runner, hiker, baseball fan, and amateur home cook