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.
Chen Lab
Research Interests: Ubiquitin-proteasome pathway; NF-kappaβ signaling; innate immunity; T cell receptor signaling

Lindsay Cowell, Ph.D.
Associate 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

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.
Research Interests: Immunopathology of antibiotic drug allergy, specifically sulfonamide drug allergy

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

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

David R. Karp, M.D., Ph.D.
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.
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.
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.
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

Roger Rosenberg, M.D.
Research Interests: Alzheimer's disease and genetic neurological disease.

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

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.
Research Interests: Biology of HLA and disease

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

Ellen S. Vitetta, Ph.D.
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.
Wakeland Lab
Research Interests: Genetic variability in the immune system, molecular genetics of susceptibility to autoimmune diseases

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

Sebastian Winter, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Dysbiosis of the Gut Microbiota; Host-Microbe and Microbe-Microbe Interactions in the Inflamed Gut; Pathogenesis of Salmonella Infection; Connecting Metabolism and Virulence during Infection with Enteric Pathogens

Nan Yan, Ph.D.
Assistant 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.
Associate 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

Associate Members

These faculty members do not accept graduate students. They participate in teaching, co-mentoring, exam and dissertation committees, and all other program responsibilities.