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Scott Weber

Associate Professor
Microbiology & Molecular Biology

3137 LSB
Provo, UT 84602

Biography

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology at BYU where I teach courses in Molecular Biology, Immunology, and Flow Cytometry. My research team is focused on improving the immune response to infectious disease, cancer, Alzheimer's disease, and asthma.

I am also the Associate Director of the BYU Simmons Center for Cancer Research where I facilitate the selection of the full year and summer student research fellowship programs that provide critical training and discoveries in our fight against cancer.

My undergraduate and master degrees are from BYU and I obtained my Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. Prior to BYU, I worked as a Post Doctoral Fellow and Research Instructor at the Department of Pathology and Immunology in the School of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis.

Research Interests

T cells play a critical role in protection from infectious disease, cancer, Alzheimer's disease, and asthma. Helper T cells coordinate the adaptive and innate immune responses and deliver essential survival signals for the generation of cytotoxic memory T cells, antibody responses, and protective immunity. A better understanding of T cell activation and memory formation may enable improvement of infectious disease vaccines, help with the discovery of cancer treatments, and decrease Alzheimer's disease and asthma development.

The main areas of research in the Weber Lab are: 1) Understanding the molecular basis of T cell activation and improving the T cell memory response to infectious disease 2) Engineering improved immunological proteins to combat cancer 3) Determining the involvement of the immune system in Alzheimer's disease and 4) Understanding how environmental exposures influences asthma development.

Teaching Interests

Immunology, Molecular Biology, and Flow Cytometry

Education

  • Ph.D., Cell and Structural Biology , Molecular Immunology, University of Illinois (2005)
  • M.S., Zoology , Neuroendocrinology, Brigham Young University (2000)
  • B.S., Zoology , Human Biology, Brigham Young University (1998)

Honors and Awards

  • BYU College of Life Sciences Outstanding Research Award (2019 - 2019)
  • MMBIO Research Award – Highest Impact Factor Journal Publication (2013 - 2013)

Memberships

  • American Society for Microbiology (2018 - Present)
  • American Association of Cancer Research (2015 - Present)
  • BYU Simmons Cancer Research Center (2014 - Present)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (2010 - Present)
  • American Association of Immunologists (2005 - Present)

Professional Citizenship

  • Committee/Council Member, Autumn Immunology Conference (2018 - 2022)
  • Other, Autumn Immunology Conference (2019 - 2022)
  • Committee/Council Member, American Society of Microbiology Rocky Mountain Branch (2018 - 2019)

Courses Taught

Publications

Deborah Johnson Wyatt Magoffin Sheldon Myers Finnell Jordan John Hancock Taylor Orton Claudia Freitas Stephen Persaud Kenneth A Christensen Kelly Scott Weber K Adams Kelly Scott Weber Steven M Johnson Murcia JDG A Weinert Freitas CMT D K Arens M N Ferrel Julianne House Grose Perry Gene Ridge Eric Wilson John Sai Keong Kauwe Kelly Scott Weber E J Velazquez T D Brindley G Shrestha E E Bitter J D Cress M H Townsend Bradford K Berges Richard A Robison Kelly Scott Weber Kim Leslie O'Neill Michelle H Townsend Claudia M Tellez Freitas Dallas Larsen Stephen R Piccolo Kelly Scott Weber Richard A Robison Kim L O’Neill W J Turbitt C Buchta Rosean Kelly Scott Weber L A Norian Kiara V. Whitley Josie A. Tueller Kelly Scott Weber Josie A. Tueller Kiara V. Whitley Kelly Scott Weber James D Johnston Ashlin E. Cowger Robert J. Graul Ryan Nash Josie A. Tueller Nathan R. Hendrickson Daniel R. Robinson John D Beard Kelly Scott Weber Claudia M. Tellez Freitas Haley R. Burrell Jonard C. Valdoz Garrett J. Hamblin Carlee M. Raymond Tyler D. Cox Deborah K. Johnson Joshua Andersen Kelly Scott Weber Laura Clarke Bridgewater Jeffery S Tessem Benjamin F. Bitner Jason D. Ray Kyle B. Kener Jacob A Herring Josie A Tueller Deborah K Johnson Claudia M Tellez Freitas Dane W Fauscnact Mitchel E Allen Alexander H Thomson K Scott Weber Ryan P McMillan Matthew W Hulliver David A Brown Andrew P Neilson Benjamin F. Bitner Jason D. Ray Kyle B. Kener Jacob A. Herring Josie A. Tueller Deborah K. Johnson Freitas, Claudia M. Tellez Dane W. Fausnacht Mitchell E. Allen Alexander H. Thomson Kelly Scott Weber Ryan P. McMillan Matthew W. Hulver David A. Brown Jeffery S. Tessem Andrew P. Neilson Kim Leslie O'Neill Evita G Weagel Wei Meng Michelle Townsend Edwin J Velazquez Rachel A Brog Michael W Boyer Kelly Scott Weber Richard A Robison E G Weagel W Burrup R Kovtun E J Velazquez A M Felsted M H Townsend Z E Ence E Suh Stephen R Piccolo Kelly Scott Weber Richard A Robison Kim Leslie O'Neill Claudia Freitas Deborah Johnson Kelly Scott Weber Kelly Scott Weber Laura Clarke Bridgewater Jamie L Jensen Donald Philip Breakwell Brent Nielsen Steven M Johnson Jamie L Jensen Elizabeth Gibbons Bailey T. Kummer Kelly Scott Weber E. G. Weagel W. Meng M. H. Townsend E. Velazquez-Espinoza Rachel Anne Brog Kelly Scott Weber Richard A Robison K. L. O’Neill C. F. Freitas G. J. Hamblin C. M. Raymond Kelly Scott Weber Colton E. Kempton Kelly Scott Weber Steven M Johnson M. H. Townsend M. D. Anderson E. G. Weagel E. J. Velazquez C. J. Peck Kelly Scott Weber Richard A Robison K. L. O’Neill Michelle H Townsend Michael D Anderson Evita G Weagel Edwin J Velazquez Kelly Scott Weber Richard A Robison Kim Leslie O'Neill James D Johnston Bryce Kruman Morgan Nelson Ray M Merrill Robert Graul Taylor Hoybjerg Steven Tuttle Sheldon Myers Ryan Cook Kelly Scott Weber James D Johnston T. Barney J. Crandall M. Brown T. Westover S. Paulson M. Smith Kelly Scott Weber James D Johnston Steven C Tuttle Morgan C Nelson Rebecca K Bradshaw Taylor G Hoybjerg Julene B Johnson Bryce A Kruman Taylor S Orton Ryan B Cook Dennis Lee Eggett Kelly Scott Weber Ryan Steck Spencer Hill Evita Weigel Kelly Scott Weber Richard A Robison Kim Leslie O'Neill Kelly Scott Weber Jamie L Jensen Steven M Johnson Daniel S Olsen Wesley A Goar Brandt A Nichols Kimball Tyson Bailey S Loyd Christensen Kayla R Merriam Paul Rulon Reynolds Eric Wilson Kelly Scott Weber Laura Clarke Bridgewater Stephen P Persuad Chelsey R Parker Kelly Scott Weber Paul M Allen J N Lynch D L Donermeyer Kelly Scott Weber D M Kranz P M Allen Fredrick Graw Kelly Scott Weber Paul M Allen Alan S Perelson Kelly Scott Weber Q J Li S P Persaud J D Campbell M D Davis P M Allen Kelly Scott Weber K Hildner K M Murphy P M Allen S P Persaud D L Donermeyer Kelly Scott Weber D M Kranz P M Allen S C Morley Kelly Scott Weber H Kao P M Allen Kelly Scott Weber M. J Miller P. M Allen D. L Donermeyer Kelly Scott Weber D. M Kranz P. M Allen S. A Richman S. J Healan Kelly Scott Weber D. L Donermeyer M. L Dossett P. D Greenberg P. M Allen D. M Kranz Kelly Scott Weber D. L Donermeyer P. M Allen D. M Kranz Edwin D Lephart T. W West Kelly Scott Weber Reuben Ward Rhees K. D Setchell H. Adlercreutz T. D Lund R. J Roper J. J Weis B. A McCracken C. B Green Y. Ma Kelly Scott Weber D. Fairbairn R. J Butterfield M. R Potter J. F Zachary R. W Doerge C. Teuscher Kelly Scott Weber K. D Setchell D. M Stocco Edwin D Lephart Kelly Scott Weber K. D Setchell Edwin D Lephart Edwin D Lephart S. B Call Reuben Ward Rhees N. A Jacobson Kelly Scott Weber J. Bledsoe C. Teuscher Edwin D Lephart J. M Thompson K. D Setchell H. Adlercreutz Kelly Scott Weber Kelly Scott Weber N. A Jacobson K. D Setchell Edwin D Lephart

Presentations

Justina Tavana Kelly Scott Weber John Sai Keong Kauwe
Joshua Teasdale Brigham Perry S Ghosh Anthony Perry Kelly Scott Weber
Carlos Moreno Paul B Frandsen Kelly Scott Weber
Yuko Sperry Kimball Mahler Jessica Townsend Dallen Cardon Claudia Frietas Kelly Scott Weber
Andrew Nelson Josue Gonzalez Murcia Lucie Dearden Allen Weinert Claudia Freitas Megan Ferrel Julianne House Grose Perry Gene Ridge Eric Wilson John Sai Keong Kauwe Kelly Scott Weber
Lucie Dearden Josue Gonzalez Murcia Andrew Nelson Allen Weinert Claudia Freitas Megan Ferrel Julianne House Grose Perry Gene Ridge Eric Wilson John Sai Keong Kauwe Kelly Scott Weber
Christopher Haynie Kiara Vaden Claudia Frietas Kelly Scott Weber
Kiara Vaden Claudia Frietas Tyler Cox Wyatt Magoffin Kyle Reaveley Isabella Wallwitz Kimball Mahler Christopher Haynie Alexa Tall Joshua Teasdale Kelly Scott Weber
Kyle Reaveley Kiara Vaden Claudia Frietas Tyler Cox Wyatt Magoffin Isabella Wallwitz Kimball Mahler Christopher Haynie Alexa Tall Joshua Teasdale Kelly Scott Weber
Isabella Wallwitz Kiara Vaden Claudia Frietas Tyler Cox Wyatt Magoffin Kyle Reaveley Kimball Mahler Christopher Haynie Alexa Tall Joshua Teasdale Kelly Scott Weber
Jessica Townsend Yuko Ketch Claudia Freitas Kelly Scott Weber
Allen Weinert Josue Gonzalez Murcia Eric Wilson John Sai Keong Kauwe Kelly Scott Weber
Lucie Dearden Allen Weinert Josue Gonzalez Murcia Eric Wilson John Sai Keong Kauwe Kelly Scott Weber
Jessica Townsend Claudia Freitas Kelly Scott Weber
Christopher Haynie Tyler Cox Claudia Freitas Kiara Vaden Kelly Scott Weber
Wyatt Magoffin Deborah Johnson Sheldon Myers Jordan Finnell Kenneth A Christensen Kelly Scott Weber
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