Bali Pulendran, PhD

Professor / Stanford University

Stanford University 450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305

Bali Pulendran is the Violetta L. Horton Professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine, and a member of the Institute for Immunology, Transplantation and Infection, and the Departments of Pathology and Microbiology & Immunology.


Dr. Pulendran’s research is published in front line journals such as Nature, Science, Cell, Nature Medicine and Nature Immunology. Furthermore, Dr. Pulendran is the recipient of numerous grants from the National Institutes of Health and from The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Training and Education

  • 1995
    PhD, Immunology, The Walter & Eliza Hall Institute, University of Melbourne
  • 1988
    BA (Hons), Natural Sciences, Cambridge University

Research Interests

Dr. Pulendran’s research is focused on understanding the mechanisms by which the innate immune system regulates adaptive immunity and harnessing such mechanisms in the design of novel vaccines.

More recently, his laboratory pioneered the use of systems biological approaches to predicting the efficacy of vaccines and deciphering new molecular correlates of protection against infectious diseases.