Ananda Goldrath is a Professor and Chair of the Molecular Biology Section in the Division of Biology at the University of California, San Diego where she joined the faculty in 2004, and is a Pew Scholar and Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Fellow. She trained with Professor Michael Bevan in the Department of Immunology at the University of Washington for her graduate studies and Professors Diane Mathis and Christophe Benoit at the Joslin Diabetes Center and Harvard Medical School for her postdoctoral studies.  Her work has contributed to the understanding of transcriptional regulation of T cell activation, differentiation and homeostasis. Dr. Goldrath’s current research focuses on investigating new ways to induce the immune system to provide protection from infections and eradicate malignancies.