Alex Sette, PhD

Immunology Core Co-Investigator

Center Head, Division Head and Professor

Center for Infectious Disease; Division of Vaccine Discovery; La Jolla Institute of Allergy and Immunology


Dr. Sette is an internationally recognized expert in MHC peptide binding, epitope mapping, and epitope discovery. Dr. Sette's groups recently made a major contribution to understanding CD4 T cell responses to Mtb by discovering several hundred novel epitopes, and identifying 3 unique 'antigenic islands' in the Mtb genome.