Harlan Robins

Appointments and Affiliations

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Public Health Sciences and Human Biology Divisions
Associate Member, Appointed: 2011
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Computational Biology
Public Health Sciences
Program Head, Appointed: 2015
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Mailing Address

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
1100 Fairview Ave N.
Public Health Sciences
Seattle, Washington 98109
United States


Phone: (206) 667-2571
Fax: (206) 667-1319


Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, Physics, 2001.
M.A., University of California, Berkeley, Physics, 1997.
A.B., Harvard University, Physics, 1995.

Research Interests

My research is computationally based and focuses on the adaptive immune system and its response to viral infection, with HIV a particular area of interest. Taking advantage of new high-throughput sequencing technology, in collaboration with experimental groups, we are isolating and sequencing millions of t-cell receptor VDJ rearrangements from different clonotypes. With this new technology, we can attempt a comprehensive description of the t-cell repertoire and ask what how this repertoire is modified during an immune response.

Previous Positions

2006-2011, Assistant Member, Computational Biology, Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
2002-2006, Post-doctoral fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ
2001-2002, Post-doctoral fellow, Weizmann Institute of Science, Particle Theory Group


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