Current postdoctoral fellows affiliated with the Immunology Program are listed below. Please click on their names to view more infromation about them.


Name Mentor Projects
Kelsi Anderson Mary O'Riordan

Define the role of chloride flux on the vacuole environment and escape of L. monocytogenes;
Determine how LLO is regulated in response to chloride flux; Identify the role of CFTR trafficking in intracellular infection
Megan Ballinger Theodore Standiford Examining the role of cAMP compartmentalization in host defense functions of alveolar macrophages;  Examining the increased susceptibility to bacterial infections of the lung in newborn compared to adult rats
William F. Carson Steven Kunkel Sepsis; CD4+ T cells; Lymphocyte/Monocyte Precursors & Progenitors; Granulomatous Lung Inflammation
Karen Angelica Cavassani Steven Kunkel Role of Tregs in the immunossupression observed in post-septic immune system/
Rafael Contreras-Galindo David Markovitz Endogenous retrovirus, HERV-K, breast cancer and lymphoma, replication of endogenous retroviruses, association of HERV-K to breast cancer and lymphoma
Jamison Grailer Peter Ward

Cell culture, ELISA, mouse models, in vitro assays, flow cytometry, immunofluorescence, confocal microscopy, RT-PCR, Western blot

Toshihiro Ito
Steven Kunkel

The role of Notch system during pulmonary granuloma formation (BCG/Schistosoma mansoni egg; Th1/Th2 granuloma)

Sihyug Jang

Nicholas Lukacs

Roles of dendritic cells and notch signaling in RSV and allergy mouse model.
Deanna Kulpa Kathleen Collins

MHC-I trafficking in marophages
Philip Lapinski Philip King

Function of RASA1 in T cell development and function, as well as in maintenance of lymphatic channels

Ana Paula Moreira

Cory Hogaboam

The involvement of TLR6 during Aspergillus fumigatus-induced asthma; Role of Serum amyloid P in macrophages activating events in chronic fungal asthma.
Sumanta Mukherjee Nicholas Lukacs

Real Time PCR (Taqman and Sybr Green), Cytokine Multiplex, Co-Immunoprecipitation, Westerns, Immunocytochemistry and Intracellular cytokine staining
Julie Rumble Benjamin Segal

EAE and cytokines
Matthew Schaller Steven Kunkel

Role of Notch in antigen driven chronic lung inflammation; Impact of immunological signals on adult stem cells
Tomomi Toubai Pavan Reddy

The pathophysiology of graft-versus host disease and graft-versus-leukemia effect in allogeneic hematopoetic stem cell transplantation,GVHD, GVL, antigenpresenting cells, DC vaccine, cross presentation, CD94+T cells, MSC
Shanshan Wan Weiping Zou & Theodore Welling

Patient-derived Tumor Xenograft (PDX) Models, Mouse models, Flow cytometry, Cell sorting, ELISA, Western Blotting, Real-time PCR, microRNA PCR, Bioinformatic analysis
Neil Warner Gabriel Nunez

Nod2, innate immune response, protein-protein interactions, post translation modifications
Zbigniew Zaslona Peters-Golden Regulation of macrophage alternative regulation by eicosanoids
Ende Zhao Weiping Zou Bone marrow and Treg cells; Homeostasis of human T cells; Senescence of human T cells; Th17 cells and immunity
Lingqiao Zhu Cheong-Hee Chang

Role of RasGRP1 and Notch in thymocyte-selected CD4+ T cell development

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