Faculty & Scientific Staff

Estelle Bettelli

Estelle Bettelli, PhD

Member, Fundamental Immunology Program; Principal Investigator, Bettelli Lab; Affiliated Professor, UW Department of Immunology
Bettelli Lab

Background Information

Dr. Bettelli received her BS in Cellular Biology from the University Pierre et Marie Currie (Paris 6) in 1995 and her PhD in Hematology/Immunology from the University Denis Diderot (Paris 7) in 2001. Following a postdoctoral fellowship and after serving as an Instructor in the Department of Neurology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, she served as an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Bettelli joined the faculty of the Benaroya Research Institute in 2009 and is now a full Member. She is also an Affiliate Professor in the Department of Immunology at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

Area Of Research

The focus of the Bettelli Laboratory is to identify pathogenic immune cells which drive the development of autoimmunity, determine how they are generated and how they can be regulated in order to limit the progression and prevent the development of autoimmunity.