Immunology Faculty


Chandrashekhar Pasare, Ph.D.

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

Bruce Beutler, M.D.

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

Ezra Burstein, M.D.

Ezra Burstein, M.D., Associate Professor
Burstein Lab
Research Interests: Molecular control of inflammatory responses in the intestine, inflammation and cancer progression, regulation of NF-kB activity, COMM.D. proteins

Zhijian (James) Chen, Ph.D.

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.

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

J. David Farrar, Ph.D.

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

Yang-Xin Fu, M.D., Ph.D.

Yang-Xin Fu, M.D., Ph.D., Professor
Fu Lab
Research Interests: Cancer microenvironment, Tumor targeted Immunotherapy, Antibody engineering, Anti-cancer treatment-induced immune responses

Michelle Joubert Gill, M.D., Ph.D.

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 

Dustin Hancks, Ph.D.

Dustin Hancks, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Hancks Lab
Research Interests: Host-pathogen interactions, genetic conflicts, positive selection​, genome evolution, innate immunity, evolutionary immunology, horizontal gene transfer, poxviruses, mutation, genetic disease, genomics â€‹

Lora Hooper, Ph.D.

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

Andrew Koh, M.D.

Andrew Koh, M.D., Assistant Professor
Koh Lab
Research Interests: Host-microbial interactions; bacterial-fungal interactions in the gut; the role of antibiotics in modulating infection and graft-versus-host disease.

Bo Li, Ph.D.

Bo Li, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Li Lab
Research Interests: Computational cancer immunology, tumor-immune interaction and high-throughput profiling of immune receptor repertoire

Christopher Y.H. Lu, M.D.

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.

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

Nancy Monson, Ph.D.

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.

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

Tiffany Reese, Ph.D.

Tiffany Reese, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Reese Lab
Research Interests: Co-infection, herpes viruses, host-pathogen interaction, immunology, virology

Roger Rosenberg, M.D.

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

Anne B. Satterthwaite, Ph.D.

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.

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.

Michael Shiloh, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Shiloh Lab
Research Interests: Innate immune response to intracellular pathogens, microbial pathogenesis, mucosal immunology, mycobacterium tuberculosis, and role of carbon monoxide (CO) in host-pathogen interactions

Ann Stowe, Ph.D.

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

Nicolai S.C. van Oers, Ph.D.

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

Edward K. (Ward) Wakeland, Ph.D.

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

Sebastian Winter, Ph.D.

Sebastian Winter, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Winter Lab
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.

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

Hasan Zaki, Ph.D.

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

Chengcheng (Alec) Zhang, Ph.D.

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.

Kiyoshi Ariizumi, Ph.D.

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

Rebecca S. Gruchalla, M.D., Ph.D.

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

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

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

Quan-Zhen Li, M.D., Ph.D.

Quan-Zhen Li, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor
Research Interests: Disease related genes and pathways, genomic analysis, high through-put microarray, and second generation sequencing

Peter Stastny. M.D.

Peter Stastny. M.D., Professor Emeritus
Research Interests: Anthropological studies of HLA antigens, autoimmunity and histocompatibility antigens, immunology of allograft rejection, major and minor histocompatibility antigens, and molecular methods for histocompatibility testing

Nancy E. Street, Ph.D.

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

Iwona Stroynowski, Ph.D.

Iwona Stroynowski, Ph.D., Professor
Research Interests: Cancer immunology, host-pathogen interactions, and mucosal immunity

Olaf Stüve, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Joel D. Taurog, M.D.

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

Ellen S. Vitetta, Ph.D.

Ellen S. Vitetta, Ph.D., Professor
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