Frontiers of Science: Why so many ways to die?


March 11, 2021    
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Dr. Vishva M. Dixit, Genentech Inc., US
online event at 18:00

host: Annika Meinander (

Registration closes March 10th at 12:00


Vishva M. Dixit is a Vice President of Physiological Chemistry at Genentech, Inc. His interests include cell death, NF-kB signaling, role of ubiquitin modification in disease pathogenesis, and characterizing regulatory complexes within the innate immune system, especially, the inflammasome.  He is a Foreign Member of European Molecular Biology Organization, and a member of the National Academy of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences. Additionally, he serves on the Boards of the Gates Foundation, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Keystone Symposia.


Selected publications

AD Gitlin, K Heger, AF Schubert, R Reja, D Yan, VC Pham, E Suto, … VM Dixit (2020) Integration of innate immune signalling by caspase-8 cleavage of N4BP1. Nature 587, 275-280

A Ndoja, R Reja, SH Lee, JD Webster, H Ngu, CM Rose, DS Kirkpatrick, … VM Dixit (2020) Ubiquitin Ligase COP1 Suppresses Neuroinflammation by Degrading c/EBPβ in Microglia. Cell 182 (5), 1156-1169. e12

N Kayagaki, VM Dixit (2019) Rescue from a fiery death: A therapeutic endeavor. Science 366 (6466), 688-689

A historical perspective of his contributions is published in Nature (2008, 453:271-273) and Nature Cell Biology (2010, 12(5): 415).


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