Dr. Erica Ollmann Saphire

Dr. Erica Ollmann Saphire

Erica Ollmann Saphire, Ph.D

Department of Immunology and Microbial Science
The Scripps Research Institute
10550 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone: (858) 784-8602
[email protected]
Ollmann-Saphire Lab website


Dr. Ollmann Saphire's laboratory explores, at the molecular level, how pathogens evade and usurp innate and adaptive immune responses and how we can design vaccines and antivirals to defend against them. She incorporates x-ray crystallography, virology, and immunology in her analysis of the key proteins responsible for the pathogenesis of and immune suppression in Lassa, LCMV, Marburg, and Ebola Hemorrhagic Fevers.

Dr. Ollmann Saphire's awards include a Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering (PECASE) presented by The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and NIH/NIAID in 2009, the Burroughs Wellcome Career Award in Biomedical Sciences, the American Society of Microbiology’s ICAAC Young Investigator Award, the Ellison Medical Foundation’s New Initiatives Award in Global Infectious Disease, and the Pittsburg Diffraction Society’s Surhain Sidhu Award.

Selected publications

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