Cecilia Lindestam Arlehamn, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor
LPA President

I graduated from University of Kalmar, Sweden in 2005 with a M.S. degree in Biomedicine. I then obtained my Ph.D. in Immunology and Microbiology from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK in 2009. I began working as a postdoc in the Sette laboratory at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology in January 2010 and was promoted to the Instructor position in January 2014.

Research Focus:
My research projects are focused on defining the T cell responses against Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the causative agent of tuberculosis disease. I am interested in understanding the specific T cell responses mounted against MTB during latent or active infection and following vaccination, as well as the role of environmental exposure to other Mycobacterium species.