University of California, San Francisco
Jill Hollenbach is Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of California, San Francisco. She was raised in California and completed her undergraduate studies in Physiology and Master’s degree in Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley. After several years working in public health in the Caribbean and Bay Area, she returned to UC Berkeley for her doctoral studies in Immunology, with an emphasis on population genetics of the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) system. Throughout her career Dr. Hollenbach’s work has continued to focus on the HLA loci and related systems such as the killer immunoglobulin-like receptor (KIR) genes in disease association, transplantation and evolutionary studies. She has also been deeply involved in the establishment of community standards and software development for immunogenetic data management and analysis and is a Councilor of the International HLA and Immunogenetics Council and Associate Editor for disease association studies at HLA Journal. Dr. Hollenbach’s laboratory at UCSF applies study of these complex systems to advance efforts to elucidate the genetic basis of underlying immune dysregulation in neurological, autoimmune, and infectious disease.