Faculty Labs/Research

Department of Immunology faculty members have a wide range of research interests.

Edward K. Wakeland, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Research interests: Genetic susceptibility to autoimmune diseases
Wakeland Laboratory

Primary Faculty

David Farrar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Research interests: Cytokine signaling and peripheral T cell development
Farrar Lab

James Forman, D.M.D., Ph.D.
Research interests: Role of class I antigens in CD8 and NK cell function

Lora Hooper, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Research interests: Host-microbial interactions and mucosal immunity
Hooper Lab

Chandrashekhar Pasare, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Research interests: Toll-like receptors and control of adaptive immunity
Pasare Lab

Iwona Stroynowski, Ph.D.
Research interests: Non-classical MHC molecules and their role in tissue-specific immune function
Stroynowski Lab

Nicolai van Oers, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Research interests: T cell receptor signaling and regulation of effector function
van Oers Lab

Sally Ward, Ph.D.
Research interests: T cell receptor recognition, autoimmunity, and antibody homeostasis
Ward Lab

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

Quan-Zhen Li, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Associate Director of the Microarray Core Facility
Research interests: Developing and using high through-put microarray, 2nd generation sequencing, and other genomic analysis tolls to identify and characterize disease related genes and pathways

Secondary Faculty

William Garrard, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Molecular Biology
Research interests: Chromosome structure and transcriptional regulation in eukaryotes

Nancy Monson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
Research interests: The role of B cells in the pathogenicity of multiple sclerosis

Anne Satterthwaite, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine–Rheumatology
Research interests: B cell receptor signaling and the regulation of B cell development

Mark Siegelman, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology
Research interests: Regulation of leukocyte trafficking, adhesion and extravasation

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