Immunology Faculty

J. David Farrar, Ph.D.
Program Chair
Associate Professor
Farrar Lab
Research Interests: Molecular immunology; signal transduction; regulation of T-cell differentiation and cytokine gene expression


Kiyoshi Ariizumi, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Research Interests: Molecular mechanisms for the pathogenesis of skin diseases.


Bruce Beutler, M.D.
Regental Professor
Beutler Lab
Research Interests: The role of cytokines in the inflammatory response, forward genetic analysis of immunity


Zhijian (James) Chen, Ph.D.
Professor
Chen Lab
Research Interests: Ubiquitin-proteasome pathway; NF-kappaβ signaling; innate immunity; T cell receptor signaling


Lindsay Cowell, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Somatic diversification of antigen receptor genes; repertoire characteristics as biomarkers of immune status and disease; host-pathogen interactions


Laurie S. Davis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Research Interests: T-cell activation; autoimmunity; cytokine regulation


William Garrard, Ph.D.
Professor
Research Interests: Regulation of V(D)J joining and immunoglobulin gene transcription. Nuclear organization of immunoglobulin genes during B cell development.


Michelle Joubert Gill, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Gill Lab
Research Interests: Pathogenesis and immunobiology of infectious disease; human dendritic cells in respiratory syncytial viral infections; the host mucosal immune response to respiratory viral infections in children; dendritic cells in the pathogenesis of asthma


Rebecca S. Gruchalla, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
Research Interests: Immunopathology of antibiotic drug allergy, specifically sulfonamide drug allergy


Eric J. Hansen, Ph.D.
Professor
Hansen Lab
Research Interests: Microbial pathogenesis and the immune response; use of recombinant DNA methods in vaccine development


Lora Hooper, Ph.D.
Professor
Hooper Lab
Research Interests: Host-microbial interactions; mucosal immunology


David R. Karp, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
Research Interests: Function of class II molecules of the major histocompatibility complex, including antigen presentation and its role in autoimmune disease; role of complement receptors in B-cell activation and presentation of soluble antigens


Christopher Y. H. Lu, M.D.
Professor
Lu Lab
Research Interests: Transplant tolerance; regulation of macrophage function; ontogeny of macrophage function and its implications for self/nonself discrimination and autoimmunity; mechanisms of renal allograft rejections


James Malter, M.D.
Professor
Malter Lab
Research Interests: Posttranscriptional gene regulation and signaling in inflammatory disease 


Nancy Monson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Monson Lab
Research Interests: Translational research on the autoimmune disease, Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Specifically, focused on the impact of B cells on MS and the mouse model of MS (Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis)


Jerry Y. Niederkorn, Ph.D.
Professor
Niederkorn Lab
Research Interests: Immune privilege of the anterior chamber of the eye; immune surveillance of intraocular tumors; immune modulation of cancer metastases; immunobiology of corneal transplants; immunology of parasitic diseases


Chandrashekhar Pasare, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Pasare Lab
Research Interests: Toll-like receptors and control of adaptive immunity: dendritic cell biology


Anne B. Satterthwaite, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Research Interests: Genetic analysis of signal-transduction pathways regulating B lymphocyte development and function


John Schoggins, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Schoggins Lab
Research Interests: Virus-host interactions and viral pathogenesis, antiviral immune responses, interferon effector mechanisms


Michael Shiloh, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Shiloh Lab
Research Interests: Mycobacterium tuberculosis pathogenesis; role of carbon monoxide (CO) in host-pathogen interactions; innate immune response to intracellular pathogens.


Mark H. Siegelman, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Siegelman/Estess Lab
Research Interests: The molecular biology of cell-surface molecules governing adhesion to and transmigration through vascular endothelium


Ann Stowe, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Neuroinflammation following stroke; the role of B cells and chemokines during endogenous CNS protection


Nancy E. Street, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Research Interests: Activation and differentiation of murine T-helper cells; the role of T-helper cells in tumor dormancy and infectious disease


Olaf Stüve, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Research Interests: Prion protein (PrP) as a disease modifier in autoimmune diseases of the central nervous system


Joel D. Taurog, M.D.
Professor
Research Interests: Biology of HLA and disease


Dwain L. Thiele
Professor
Research Interests: Mechanisms of cytotoxic lymphocyte function and activation; transplantation immunology


Nicolai S. C. van Oers, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
van Oers Lab
Research Interests: Regulation of antigen-receptor signal-transduction systems


Ellen S. Vitetta, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
Vitteta Lab
Research Interests: The development, genetic engineering, and testing of immunotoxins, antibodies, and vaccines in animals and humans; the immunology of tumor dormancy; Gulf War Syndrome; multidrug resistance in tumors


Edward K. (Ward) Wakeland, Ph.D.
Professor
Wakeland Lab
Research Interests: Genetic variability in the immune system, molecular genetics of susceptibility to autoimmune diseases


E. Sally Ward, Ph.D.
Professor
Ward-Ober Lab
Research Interests: Antibody engineering; fluorescence microscopy; Fc receptor and growth factor receptor trafficking; development of therapies for cancer and autoimmunity


Nan Yan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Yan Lab
Research Interests: Innate immune recognition of HIV and other retroviruses; innate immune sensing of self versus non-self nucleic acids; pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases such as Aicardi-Goutieres syndrome and lupus


Felix Yarovinsky, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Toll-like receptor signaling, dendritic cells, and host-pathogen interactions


Hasan Zaki, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Research Interests: NOD-like receptors; innate immune signaling pathways; host-pathogen interaction; intestinal inflammation and cancer


Chengcheng (Alec) Zhang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Zhang Lab
Research Interests: Mechanisms by which the cell fates of adult stem cells are regulated, and the interaction of adult stem cells and their in vivo microenvironment; ex vivo expansion of HSCs for cell therapy and gene therapy; the interplay between stem cells and cancer