John Teijaro, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Immunology and Microbiology
California Campus


Scripps Research Joint Appointments

Faculty, Graduate Program


Ph.D. (Microbiology and Immunology), University of Maryland, Baltimore, School of Medicine, 2009

Professional Experience

2016-2017 Assistant Professor, Immunology and Microbial Science (IMS), Scripps Research
2014-2016 Assistant Professor of IMS, Immunology and Microbial Science (IMS), Scripps Research
2009-2014 Research Associate, Immunology and Microbial Science (IMS), Scripps Research

Selected References

All Publications

Zaro, B. W., Vinogradova, E. V., Lazar, D. C., Blewett, M. M., Suciu, R. M., Takaya, J., Studer, S., de la Torre, J. C., Casanova, J. L., Cravatt, B. F. & Teijaro, J. R. Development of dimethyl fumarate disrupts human innate immune signaling by targeting the IRAK4-MyD88 complexa terpene feedstock-based oxidative synthetic approach to the illicium sesquiterpenes. (2019). Journal of Immunology, 202(9), 2737-2746. PMCID: PMC6478521.

de la Torre, J. C. & Teijaro, J. Editorial overview: Viral immunology. (2019). Current Opinion in Virology, 34, vii.

Huang, Z., Zak, J., Pratumchai, I., Shaabani, N., Vartabedian, V. F., Nguyen, N., Wu, T., Xiao, C. & Teijaro, J. R. IL-27 promotes the expansion of self-renewing CD8+ T cells in persistent viral infection. (2019). Journal of Experimental Medicine, 216(8), 1791-1808. PMCID: PMC6683984.

Gavin, A. L., Huang, D., Huber, C., Martensson, A., Tardif, V., Skog, P. D., Blane, T. R., Thinnes, T. C., Osborn, K., Chong, H. S., Kargaran, F., Kimm, P., et al. PLD3 and PLD4 are single-stranded acid exonucleases that regulate endosomal nucleic-acid sensing. (2018). Nature Immunology, 19(9), 942-953. PMCID: PMC6105523.

Ogasawara, D., Ichu, T. A., Vartabedian, V. F., Benthuysen, J., Jing, H., Reed, A., Ulanovskaya, O. A., Hulce, J. J., Roberts, A., Brown, S., Rosen, H., Teijaro, J. R., et al. Selective blockade of the lyso-PS lipase ABHD12 stimulates immune responses in vivo. (2018). Nature Chemical Biology, 14(12), 1099-1108. PMCID: PMC6263940.

Teijaro, J. R. & Burton, D. R. Taking down defenses to improve vaccines. (2018). Science, 359(6373), 277-278.

Shaabani, N., Honke, N., Nguyen, N., Huang, Z., Arimoto, K. I., Lazar, D., Loe, T. K., Lang, K. S., Prinz, M., Knobeloch, K. P., Zhang, D. E., Teijaro, J. R. The probacterial effect of type I interferon signaling requires its own negative regulator USP18. (2018). Science Immunology, 3.

Teijaro, J. R. Cytokine storms in infectious diseases. (2017). Seminars in Immunopathology, 39(5), 501-503.

Smelkinson, M. G., Guichard, A., Teijaro, J. R., Malur, M., Loureiro, M. E., Jain, P., Ganesan, S., Zuniga, E. I., Krug, R. M., Oldstone, M. B. & Bier, E. Influenza NS1 directly modulates Hedgehog signaling during infection. (2017). PLoS Pathogens, 13.

Warth, B., Levin, N., Rinehart, D., Teijaro, J., Benton, H. P. & Siuzdak, G. Metabolizing data in the cloud. (2017). Trends in Biotechnology, 35(6), 481-483.