Martin Prlic, PhD

Affiliate Assistant Professor, Department of Global Health
University of Washington
Faculty Member, Interdisciplinary Program in Pathobiology
University of Washington
Faculty Member, Molecular & Cellular Biology Program
Fred Hutch & University of Washington


University of Minnesota, 2004, PhD (Immunology, Microbiology, Cancer Biology and Immunology Program)
University of Salzburg, 1999, MS (Genetics)

Research Interests

  • Studying and manipulating CD8 T cells and NK cells for therapeutic purposes
  • T cell and innate-like T cell responses in context of infections and vaccines
  • Mucosal immunity
  • T cell-based therapies
  • HIV

Selected Publications

Prlic M, Bevan MJ.  Cutting edge:  beta-catenin is dispensable for T cell effector differentiation, memory formation, and recall responses.  J Immunol 187(4):1542-1546, 2011 

Chu T, Tyznik AJ, Roepke S, Berkley A, Woodward-Davis A, Pattacini L, Bevan MJ, Zehn D, Prlic M.  Bystander-activated memory CD8 T cells control early pathogen load in an innate-like, NKG2D-dependent manner.  Cell Rep 3(3):701-708, 2013  [PMCID:  PMC3628815].

Zehn D, Roepke S, Weakly K, Bevan MJ, Prlic M.  Inflammation and TCR signal strength determine the breadth of the T cell response in a bim-dependent manner.  J Immunol 192(1):200-205, 2014  [PMCID:  PMC3903384].

Awards and Honors:

2004 Veneziale-Steer Award
2005 Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Fellow Award
2008 Theodor Körner Award
2008 Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Special Fellow Award
2009 NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00)
2009 American Association of Immunologists (AAI) – Invitrogen Trainee Achievement Award
2012 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award

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(206) 667-2216
(206) 667-2209
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