John Teijaro, PhD

Associate 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

Lang, F. M., Lee, K. M. C., Teijaro, J. R., Becher, B. & Hamilton, J. A. GM-CSF-based treatments in COVID-19: reconciling opposing therapeutic approaches. (2020). Nature Reviews Immunology, PMCID: PMC7309428.

Grodeland, G., Baranowska-Hustad, M., Abadejos, J., Blane, T. R., Teijaro, J., Nemazee, D. & Bogen, B. Induction of cross-reactive and protective antibody responses after DNA vaccination with MHCII-targeted stem domain from influenza hemagglutinin. (2020). Frontiers in Immunology, 11. PMCID: PMC7112135.

Vinogradova, E. V., Zhang, X. Y., Remillard, D., Lazar, D. C., Suciu, R. M., Wang, Y. J., Bianco, G., Yamashita, Y., Crowley, V. M., Schafroth, M. A., Yokoyama, M., Konrad, D. B., et al. An Activity-Guided Map of Electrophile-Cysteine Interactions in Primary Human T Cells. (2020). Cell, 182(4), 1009-1026.

Chin, E. N., Yu, C. G., Vartabedian, V. F., Jia, Y., Kumar, M., Gamo, A. M., Vernier, W., Ali, S. H., Kissai, M., Lazar, D. C., Nguyen, N., Pereira, L. E., et al. Antitumor activity of a systemic STING-activating non-nucleotide cGAMP mimetic. (2020). Science, 369(6506), 993-999.

Liu, Z., Li, J. P., Chen, M., Wu, M., Shi, Y., Li, W., Teijaro, J. R. & Wu, P. Detecting Tumor Antigen-Specific T Cells via Interaction-Dependent Fucosyl-Biotinylation. (2020). Cell, 183(4), 1117-1133. PMCID: PMC7669731.

Rogers, T. F., Zhao, F., Huang, D. L., Beutler, N., Burns, A., He, W. T., Limbo, O., Smith, C., Song, G., Woehl, J., Yang, L. L., Abbott, R. K., et al. Isolation of potent SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibodies and protection from disease in a small animal model. (2020). Science, 369(6506), 956-963. PMCID: PMC7299280.

Marro, B. S., Zak, J., Zavareh, R. B., Teijaro, J. R., Lairson, L. L. & Oldstone, M. B. A. Discovery of small molecules for the reversal of T cell exhaustion. (2019). Cell Reports, 29(10), 3293-3302. PMCID: PMC6931400.

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.

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.