Clinton Bradfield, Ph.D.

Research Fellow

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Ph.D., microbial pathogenesis, Yale University
M.S., microbial pathogenesis, Yale University
B.A., Biochemistry, Simpson College

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Clinton Bradfield is a Research Fellow in the Signaling Systems Section. Originally from Essex, Iowa, he received his BA in Biochemistry from Simpson College where he discovered his interest in molecular biology, organic chemistry, and microbial pathogenesis. Following early exposure to transcriptional analyses (P. Singer), chemical synthesis (T. Nguyen), and viral replication (R. Roller, M. Robek, W. Mothes), he pursued formal MS and Ph.D. training in microbial pathogenesis at Yale University where he studied IFN gamma induced restriction of intracellular bacteria (J. MacMicking). His current projects focus on understanding how intracellular signaling pathways mobilize IL-1 family cytokine release. He has a broad interest in autoinflammatory disorders, microbial pathogenesis, and signal integration. Outside of lab, he enjoys programming, camping, fishing, and spending time with his family.