Bonnie Gunn

  1. Assistant Professor
  2. Paul G. Allen School for Global Health
Email Address


Dr. Bronwyn (Bonnie) Gunn is a viral immunologist who specializes in the study of antibody responses against infectious diseases. Her research focuses on analysis of antiviral mechanisms of humoral immunity, and specifically focuses on understanding how recruitment of innate immune effector functions via the antibody Fc domain shapes immunity and disease outcome. Her current research is focused on the comprehensive analysis of antiviral humoral immunity against zoonotic pathogens across several viral families including filoviruses, coronaviruses, and bunyaviruses in human and animal hosts to help identify mechanisms of humoral immunity that can be used to develop therapeutics and guide vaccine design.

Affiliate and Adjunct Appointments

  • Affiliate, School of Molecular Biology


  • Post-doctoral Fellowship, Ragon Institute of Massachusetts General Hospital, MIT, and Harvard, 2013-2019
  • PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2013
  • BA, Washington University in St. Louis, 2004

Research Interest

  • Immunity against infectious diseases
  • Antibody-mediated innate immune effector functions
  • Monoclonal antibody-based therapeutics for infectious diseases
  • Systems Serology analysis of humoral immune responses in humans and animals
  • SARS-CoV-2, Ebola virus, MERS-CoV, bunyaviruses


Professional Service

  • Manuscript Reviewer for Cell, Cell Reports, PLOS Pathogens, PLOS One, eLife, and Frontiers in Immunology
  • Member of the American Association of Immunologists (AAI), American Society of Virology (ASV), and the Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Consortium (VHFC)

Honors and Awards

  • Institute of Translational Health Sciences/University of Washington Pilot Translational and Clinical Studies COVID-19 Research Award, 2020