Kenneth Frauwirth




Office Phone: (301) 405-2507

Lab: 2105 Microbiology Building

Fax: (301) 314-9489

Office Address: 3107 Microbiology Building




  • BSCI105 - Principles of Biology I
  • BSCI330 - Cell Biology and Physiology
  • BSCI424 - Pathogenic Microbiology (Lab Coordinator)
  • BSCI422 - Principles of Immunology
  • HONR268K - Beyond the Hype of Medical Miracles


graduate program affiliations

  • BISI - BISI-Molecular & Cellular Biology (MOCB)
  • BISI - BISI-Physiological Systems (PSYS)

research interests

T cell activation and peripheral tolerance mechanisms; regulation of lymphocyte metabolism.


recent publications

Frauwirth, K.A. and Thompson, C.B. (2004).  Regulation of T Lymphocyte Metabolism.  Journal of Immunology 172:4661-4665.


Marbach-Ad, G., Briken, V., Frauwirth, K., Gao, L.-Y., Hutcheson, S., Joseph, S., Mosser, D., Parent, B., Shields, P., Song, W., Stein, D.C., Swanson, K., Thompson, K., Yuan, R., and Smith, A.C. (2007). A Faculty Team Works to Create Content Linkages Among Various Courses to Increase Meaningful Learning of Targeted Concepts of Microbiology. CBE – Life Sciences Education 6:155-162.


Srinivasan, M. and Frauwirth, K.A. (2007).  Reciprocal NFAT1 and NFAT Nuclear Localization in CD8+ Anergic T Cells Is Regulated by Suboptimal Calcium Signaling.  Journal of Immunology 179:3734-3741.


Marbach-Ad, G., Briken, V., El-Sayed, N., Frauwirth, K., Fredericksen, B., Hutcheson, S., Gao, L-Y., Joseph, S., Lee, V., McIver, K.S., Mosser, D., Quimby, B.B., Shields, P., Song, W., Stein, D.C., Yuan, R.T., and Smith, A.C. (2009).  Assessing Student Understanding of Host Pathogen Interactions Using a Concept Inventory.  Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education 10:43-50.


Srinivasan, M. and Frauwirth, K.A. (2009).  Peripheral Tolerance in CD8+ T Cells.  Cytokine 46:147-159.


Carr, E.L., Kelman, A., Wu., G.S., Gopaul, R., Senkevitch, E., Aghvanyan, A., Turay, A.M., and Frauwirth, K.A. (2010).  Glutamine uptake and Metabolism are Coordinately Regulated by ERK/MAPK During T Lymphocyte Activation.  Journal of Immunology 185:1037-1044.


Marbach-Ad, G., McAdams, K., Benson, S., Briken, V., Cathcart, L., Chase, M., El-Sayed, N., Frauwirth, K., Fredericksen, B., Joseph, S., Lee, V., McIver, K., Mosser, D., Quimby, B., Shields, P., Song, W., Stein, D.C., Stewart, R., Thompson, K., and Smith, A. (2010). A Model for Using a Concept Inventory as a Tool for Students' Assessment and Facuty Profesional Development.  CBE-Life Sciences Education 9:408-416.


Marko, A.J., Miller, R.A., Kelman, A., and Frauwirth, K.A. (2010).  Induction of Glucose Metabolism in Stimulated T Lymphocytes is Regulated by Mitogen Activated Protein Kinase Signaling.  PLoS ONE 5:e15425.


Clavijo, P.E. and Frauwirth, K.A. (2012). Anergic CD8+ T Lymphocytes Have Impaired NF-kB Activation with Defects in p65 Phosphorylation and Acetylation. J. Immunol. 188:1213-1221. 



Frauwirth, K.A. (2014). Glutamine and Immunomodulation: An Overview. In Glutamine in Health and Disease, ed. R. Rajendram, V.R. Preedy, and V.B. Patel. London: Springer Press (in press).



 Ph.D. University of California-Berkeley.