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Ken H. Cadwell

Ken H. Cadwell, PhD

Skirball Institute

Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine

cancer, immunology, metabolism, microbiology, microbiome, understanding how infectious agents and the microbiome regulate susceptibility to inflammatory disease

The Cadwell Lab investigates how the immune system is controlled during infectious and inflammatory diseases. The immune system is tasked with defending against life-threatening infectious agents, but at the same time must avoid unnecessary reactions against beneficial microbes that are part of the microbiome. Such unwanted immune responses are implicated in a variety of chronic diseases including inflammatory bowel disease and cancer. A key research goal is to uncover the cell biological processes that control the immune response when confronted with the diverse infectious agents found in the environment. Ongoing projects include: (1) Identifying gene-microbe interactions that contribute to inflammatory bowel disease, (2) elucidating the role of the cellular process of autophagy in host-pathogen interactions, and (3) examining the viral component of the microbiome, also known as the virome.



Academic office

Alexandria Ctr, West Tower, 430 East 29th Street

Room 409

New York, NY 10016

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Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine

PhD from University of California at Berkeley

Fellowship, Washington Univesity School of Medicine, Pathology and Immunology

Keller, Matthew D; Torres, Victor J; Cadwell, Ken

Cell death & differentiation. 2020 Jan 02;

Krummel, Matthew; Blish, Catherine; Kuhns, Michael; Cadwell, Ken; Oberst, Andrew; Goldrath, Ananda; Ansel, K Mark; Chi, Hongbo; O'Connell, Ryan; Wherry, E John; Pepper, Marion

Cell. 2019 Dec 12; 179(7):1441-1445

Neil, Jessica A; Matsuzawa-Ishimoto, Yu; Kernbauer-Hölzl, Elisabeth; Schuster, Samantha L; Sota, Stela; Venzon, Mericien; Dallari, Simone; Galvao Neto, Antonio; Hine, Ashley; Hudesman, David; Loke, P'ng; Nice, Timothy J; Cadwell, Ken

Nature microbiology. 2019 Oct; 4(10):1737-1749

Silva, Hernandez Moura; Báfica, André; Rodrigues-Luiz, Gabriela Flavia; Chi, Jingyi; Santos, Patricia d'Emery Alves; Reis, Bernardo S; Hoytema van Konijnenburg, David P; Crane, Audrey; Arifa, Raquel Duque Nascimento; Martin, Patricia; Mendes, Daniel Augusto G B; Mansur, Daniel Santos; Torres, Victor J; Cadwell, Ken; Cohen, Paul; Mucida, Daniel; Lafaille, Juan J

Journal of experimental medicine. 2019 Apr 01; 216(4):786-806

Lubkin, Ashira; Lee, Warren L; Alonzo, Francis; Wang, Changsen; Aligo, Jason; Keller, Matthew; Girgis, Natasha M; Reyes-Robles, Tamara; Chan, Rita; O'Malley, Aidan; Buckley, Peter; Vozhilla, Nikollaq; Vasquez, Marilyn T; Su, Johnny; Sugiyama, Michael; Yeung, Stephen T; Coffre, Maryaline; Bajwa, Sofia; Chen, Eric; Martin, Patricia; Kim, Sang Y; Loomis, Cynthia; Worthen, G Scott; Shopsin, Bo; Khanna, Kamal M; Weinstock, Daniel; Lynch, Anthony Simon; Koralov, Sergei B; Loke, P'ng; Cadwell, Ken; Torres, Victor J

Cell host & microbe. 2019 Mar 13; 25(3):463-470.e9

Axelrad, Jordan E; Joelson, Andrew; Green, Peter H R; Lawlor, Garrett; Lichtiger, Simon; Cadwell, Ken; Lebwohl, Benjamin

American journal of gastroenterology. 2018 Oct; 113(10):1530-1539

Martin, Patricia K; Marchiando, Amanda; Xu, Ruliang; Rudensky, Eugene; Yeung, Frank; Schuster, Samantha L; Kernbauer, Elisabeth; Cadwell, Ken

Nature microbiology. 2018 Oct; 3(10):1131-1141