Jonah B. Sacha, Ph.D.

  • Professor, VGTI-Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute
  • Professor, Oregon National Primate Research Center
  • Molecular Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Program, School of Medicine
  • Program in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, School of Medicine


Dr. Sacha graduated cum laude from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2003 with a B.A. in German and B.S. in Biology.  After receiving his Ph.D. in Medical Microbiology & Immunology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2007, he joined the faculty at UW-Madison where he researched the characteristics of effective retrovirus-specific CD8+ and CD4+ T cells.  In 2011, he joined the Oregon Health & Science University and has appointments in both the Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute and Oregon National Primate Research Center.



  • B.S., 2003, University of Missouri
  • Ph.D., 2007, University of Wisconsin
  • Ph.D., 2007, University of Wisconsin

Memberships and associations

  • Member, American Society of Microbiology
  • Member, Society for Leukocyte Biology
  • Member, International AIDS Society
  • Member, American Society of Hematology

Areas of interest

  • T cell Biology
  • Retroviruses
  • Vaccine development



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