Dr. Stetson is an Associate Professor of Immunology and Medicine at the University of Washington, a Scholar of the Rita Allen Foundation, a Burroughs Wellcome Investigator in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Faculty Scholar. Dr. Stetson is an expert in the field of innate immune detection of nucleic acids; he discovered the intracellular DNA sensing pathway that is now known as the cGAS-STING pathway. His lab works on how this pathway is activated, how it is regulated, how it is antagonized by viruses, how it can be harnessed to improve vaccine development and anti-tumor immune responses, and how it can be turned off to prevent autoimmune disease.
Dr. Stetson received his B.S. in Biology from Duke University. He completed his Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco and then did his postdoctoral work at Yale University.