Marion Pepper graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biology and English from Williams College and received her Ph.D. in Immunology in 2006 from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed postdoctoral training at the University of Minnesota and joined the Department of Immunology as an Assistant Professor in 2011 and was promoted to Associate Professor 2017.
Dr. Pepper will be the Interim Chair of the University of Washington (Washington) Department of Immunology, effective September 2021.
The Pepper Lab at Washington is investigating the immune memory response to SARS-CoV-2 in adults who have recovered from mild COVID-19. This immune memory may help the body fight off the virus in the future. It is also investigating how previously SARS-CoV2 infected adults respond to COVID-19 vaccines compared to adults who were not previously