• Apr 19 2018: Best speaker introduction ever by Manish Butte, UCLA Molecular Biology Institute
  • Feb 22, 2018: Carlos is in the news! Stars of Stanford Medicine: “I’m definitely a non-traditional student”
  • Aug 15, 2017: Marlene Heberling awarded Molecular Pharmacology training grant for her proposal.
  • Aug 1, 2017: Marlene Heberling joins lab as its newest Ph.D. student. Welcome!
  • June 27 2017: Carlos Awarded Giliam Fellowship from HHMI
  • March 22 2017:Niclas's paper: Antigen presentation profiling reveals recognition of lymphoma immunoglobulin neoantigens is out on Nature. Congratulations Niclas!

  • October 14 2016: Elias and Sonnenburg awarded ChEM-H Seed Grant
    The Elias and Sonnenburg labs were selected for Seed Grant funding as part of the Stanford's ChEM-H program's Molecular Analysis and Engineering of the Human Microbiome initiative. This collaborative project titled "Proteomic tools to discover non-host GI antigens presented to the adaptive immune system", seeks to discover microbe- and diet-derived antigens that shape our bodies' immune responses.

  • September 21 2016: Role of O-GlcNAc in T Cell activation clarified with Peder Lund and Mark Davis

  • September13 2016: Arun officially graduates
    Arun Devabhaktuni's written thesis was approved by the registrar, and therefore conferring upon him all rights and responsibilities of a Ph.D. Congratulations, Dr. Devabhaktuni, we wish you all the best!
  • July 9 2016: Welcome to the tiniest member of the Elias Lab
    After conducting an in-depth interview we welcome a promising new lab member, Harper Paz. She comes highly regarded, and will continue to be jointly advised by her prior mentor, Nevada Valentine. While she doesn't have all that much experience to speak of, she's already demonstrated remarkable potential in grasping new things, and communicating her needs. She's expressed particular interest focusing on a gut microbiome project.

  • June 20 2016: Sarah Lin joins the Elias Lab as  a Bioinformatics Specialist.  Welcome Sarah!  Many exciting analyses await!
  • April 11 2016: Carette and Elias receive pilot NIH funding for understanding antigen presentation associated with Zika virus infection
  • March 14 2016: Shelley Dutt joins the Elias Lab to help with their immunopeptide profiling efforts.  Welcome Shelley!
  • February 26 2016: Arun's "LADS" paper featured as an ACS Editor's Choice
  • January 28 2016: How do antibiotics pave the way for infection? Featured in the ChEM-H news article
  • January 25 2016: Removing barriers to proteome-scale de novo sequencing
  • November 17 2015: Extracellular host proteins distinguish GI regions and microbial colonization
  • July 15 2015: Carette and Elias receive pilot Gates funding for measuring antigens presented with Dengue infection
  • July 7 2015: Alizideh, Davis, Elias and Levy receive U01 funding from the National Cancer Institute
  • January 29 2015: Gates foundation establishes $50M Human Systems Immunology Center at Stanford
  • January 26 2015: Josh Lichtman successfully defends his Thesis
  • September 2015: Graduate student Carlos Gonzales joins the lab.  Welcome Carlos!
  • July 1, 2014: Staff Scientist Lichao Zhang and Postdoctoral Fellow Kavya Swaminathan join lab
    Lichao will be an all-around contributor to Elias Lab efforts, and Kavya will be exploring the links between MHC-I peptide presentation, protein turnover, and Dengue infection. Welcome Lichao and Kavya!
  • May 13, 2014: Research Assistant Samhita Rao joins lab
    Samhita will be assisting Niclas on all things MHC-related. Welcome Samhita!
  • April 1, 2014: Computational Specialist Keith Rawson joins lab
    Keith will help with all manner of computational projects. Welcome Keith!
  • January 30, 2014: Dr. Niclas Olsson awarded The Wallenberg Foundation Postdoctoral Scholarship Program at Stanford
    Congratulations Niclas!!! Please visit The Wallenberg Foundation web site for more information.
  • January 15, 2014: Ellen Casavant selected as a Stanford NIH Biotech Training Graint Trainee
    Congratulations Ellen!!! Please visit The Biotechnology Training Grant web site for more information.
  • December 20, 2013: John Sanders successfully completes oral thesis defense
    Congratulations John!!!
  • September 9, 2013: Host-centric proteomics paper picked up on ASBMB Today blog
    Microbiome proteomics continues to fascinate us and others, as documented in the ASBMB blog
  • August 7, 2013: Manuscript "Host-centric proteomics of stool: A novel strategy focused on intestinal responses to the gut microbiota" accepted for publication in Molecular and Cellular Proteomics
    Authors: Josh Lichtman, Angela Marcobal, Justin Sonnenburg, and Josh Elias
    As one reviewer put it, "Brilliant paper and very important to the developing field of microbiomics. I think this will be a seminal paper if the microbiologists bother to read it. Analyzing the effect of the intestinal bacteria on the host protein output is very novel." Of course, we completely agree.

  • June 14, 2013: Notification of $1,000,000 award from the W. M. Keck foundation.
    Lab members: Arun Devabhaktuni, Annette Scharf, Josh Elias
    Collaborators: Mark Davis, Paul Khavari, Ron Levy, Olivia Martinez, Betsy Mellins
    We are thrilled to have been granted such a prestegious award in support of our MHC-I peptide analysis, de novo sequencing, and ribosome profiling efforts. This is a tremendous honor, and can't wait to expand the team to bring our proposal to fruition. For more information, please visit the W. M. Keck Foundation