Immunology Faculty Members - Alphabetical Listing

A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z

Alper, Chester

The Human Major Histocompatibility Complex, Immune Function, and Disease

Alt, Frederick

Molecular genetic, biochemical and genomic analysis of mechanisms underlying lymphocyte development, antigen receptor gene rearrangements, and oncogenic chromosomal translocations.

Alter, Galit

The role of NK cells in tissues

Altfeld, Marcus

Innate and Adaptive Immune Responses in HIV-1 Infection

An, Dingding

Microblota and Immune Development

Anderson, Paul

Cytotoxic Lymphocytes

Anthony, Robert

Examining the interplay of inflammation and glycosylation

Aster, Jon

The Role of Notch Signaling in Lymphoid Neoplasia

Austen, K. Frank

Innate and adaptive immune inflammation in allergic and asthmatic models

Barouch, Dan

My laboratory focuses on studying the immunology and virology of HIV-1 infection and developing novel vaccine strategies.

Benichou, Gilles

Induction and Regulation of Antigen-specific T Cell Responses

Benoist, Christophe

Systems Immunology of Tolerance and Autoimmunity

Blumberg, Richard

Microbial-epithelial-immune cell interactions in mucosal tissues

Boussiotis, Vicki

Molecular and signaling pathways regulating T cell immunity and T cell anergy

Boyce, Joshua

The role of cysteinyl leukotrienes and nucleotide receptors in control of pulmonary allergic immunity

Brenner, Michael

T-Lymphocyte Recognition

Cantor, Harvey

Development and function of T cells, their subsets and distinctive markers

Carman, Christopher

Vascular and Cell Biology of Inflammation and Wound Healing

Carroll, Michael

Trafficking of antigen in lymph nodes

Chatila, Talal

Mechanisms of peripheral tolerance and their breakdown in allergic and autoimmune diseases

Cherayil, Bobby

Immunity to bacterial enteropathogens: modulation by host and microbial factors

Chiarle, Roberto

T and B Cell Lymphomas, Chromosomal Translocations and Cancer Immunology

Chiu, Isaac

Neuro-immune mechanisms of pain and inflammation

Chowdhury, Dipanjan

Downregulating DNA Repair: Phosphatases and MicroRNAs

Clark, Rachael

The study of human tissue resident T cells

Croker, Ben

Cell death, cytopenia and immunosuppression triggered by pathogen recognition

Dana, Reza

T cell sensitization and immunoregulation in ocular allo- and autoimmunity

Demehri, Shawn

Immune Regulation of Cancer

Dimitroff, Charles

Studies on Glycosylation and Adaptive Immunity

Dorf, Martin


Dougan, Stephanie

Mouse models of anti-tumor immunity

Dranoff, Glenn

Development of Cancer Vaccines

Ebert, Benjamin

Research in hematology and oncology

Exley, Mark

NKT and Other Immune Cell Subsets in Anti-Tumor and Anti-Viral Immunity

Fiebiger, Edda

Molecular mechanisms of antigen presentation

Garrett, Wendy

Interplay between the innate immune system and gut microbial communities

Geha, Raif

Molecular Basis of Immunodeficiencies; Immunological and molecular basis of Atopic dermatitis

Georgopoulos, Katia

Transcription Factors in Lymphocyte Commitment and Differentiation

Goldberg, Michael

Cancer Immuno-engineering

Goldfeld, Anne

Tumor Necrosis Factor-Alpha Gene Regulation in the Immunopathogenesis of AIDS and TB

Hacohen, Nir

Dendritic Cells and the Initiation of Immune Reponses; Genetic Analysis using Genome-Wide Mammalian RNAi Libraries

Haining, Nick

Our goal is to understand how functional memory T cells are formed, and why protective T cell immunity fails to develop against chronic viral infection and cancer.

Hemler, Martin

Novel adhesion and palmitoylation mechanisms for regulating the tumor microenvironment

Ho, I-Cheng

Regulation of T Lymphocyte Activation and Differentiation

Horng, Tiffany

Macrophage biology in multiple contexts, including IBD and metabolism

Horwitz, Bruce

The Role of the Transcription Factor NF-kB in Regulating Innate Inflammatory Responses

Hur, Sun

Crystallography, electron microscopy, biochemical assays, cellular assays

Junger, Wolfgang

Cellular ATP release ad purinergic signaling in immune cell regulation

Kagan, Jonathan

Toll-like Receptors and Innate Immunity

Kanaoka, Yoshihide

The Role of Cysteinyl Leukotrienes and their Receptors in Pulmonary Inflammation and Fibrosis

Kasper, Dennis

The interaction of bacteria, both commensal and pathogenic, with the immune system

Kelley, Vicki

Mechanisms of Autoimmune Disease

Khoury, Samia

Immunopathogenesis and regulation of immune response in EAE

Kieff, Elliott

Molecular Biology of Epstein Barr Virus Infection and Transformation of B Lymphocytes

Kinet, Jean-Pierre

Biology and Function of Immunoreceptors

Kissler, Stephan

Function of Genes Associated with Autoimmune Disease

Kobzik, Lester

Lung host defense against inhaled pathogens, allergens and pollutants

Koralnik, Igor

Immunopathogenesis of JC virus-associated brain diseases

Kuchroo, Vijay

Regulation of Autoimmune T Cell Responses

Kwon, Douglas

The application of new technologies to the study of immune responses against HIV at mucosal surfaces

Lencer, Wayne

The cell and molecular biology of vesicular transport and a novel mechanism of innate immunity unique to the polarized epithelial cells that line mucosal surfaces

Lesser, Cammie

Bacterial pathogens and innate immunity

Lichtman, Andrew

Immune Mechanisms in Cardiovascular Disease

Lieberman, Judy

Cytotoxic T Lymphocytes

Look, A. Thomas

Genetic Models of Leukemogenesis

Luo, Hongbo

Signal transduction in innate immunity

Luscinskas, Francis

Cell Biology, Biochemistry, and Immunology of Leukocyte-endothelial Adhesion

Luster, Andrew

Chemokine and lipid chemoattractants in immune cell trafficking in normal physiology and disease

Madsen, Joren

Molecular and cellular mechanisms of transplantation rejection and tolerance

Mathis, Diane

T-cell differentiation, tolerance and autoimmunity

Mayadas, Tanya

Elucidate the molecular basis of neutrophil function in autoimmune disease and understand endothelial dependent permeability

Means, Terry

Understanding the mechanisms of pathogen-sensing by the innate immune system

Mempel, Thorsten

Immune Cell Interactions Controlling T Cell Effector Function

Moody, D. Branch

Cytotoxic Lymphocytes

Moon, James

CD4+ T Cell Tolerance

Nicholson-Weller, Anne

Biology and Chemistry of Complement Problems

Nigrovic, Peter

Basic immune mechanisms of inflammatory arthritis in adults and children

Notarangelo, Luigi

Molecular and cellular analysis of primary immunodeficiencies

Novina, Carl

The biology of microRNAs and their dysregulation in cancers

Oettinger, Marjorie

Molecular Biology of V(D)J Recombination

Pillai, Shiv

Assembly and Function of pre-B Cell-fate and B Lymphocyte Antigen Receptors

Pittet, Mikael

Responses mediated by innate and adaptive immune cells in cancer and other inflammatory disorders

Reinherz, Ellis

Human T cell Antigen Receptor; Human Lymphocyte Differentiation Antigens; TCR; Thymic Development; Protective Immunity; HIV-I; T cell vaccines

Robson, Simon

Purinergic signaling and with focus on ectonucleotidases of CD39 family

Rollins, Barrett

Control of Leukocyte Trafficking and the Immune Response By Chemokines and Other Cytokines

Rossi, Derrick

Cellular reprogramming, hematopoietic stem cell biology and aging.

Sachs, David

Topics in Transplantation Biology

Scadden, David

Stem Cells and the Stem Cell Niche

Schreiber, Stuart

Chemical biology and genome biology: relating genetic variation in humans to the efficacy of small-molecule drugs

Schur, Peter

Rheumatic Diseases

Seed, Brian

Molecular Biology of Receptor Transduction in the Immune System



Sharpe, Arlene

Regulation of T-cell Mediated Immune Response

Snapper, Scott

Signal Transduction, Host-Microbial Interactions and Immunology

Sodroski, Joseph

Pathogenesis of Human Retroviruses

Springer, Timothy

Molecular Basis of Cell Adhesion and Migration

Starnbach, Michael

T-Lymphocyte Responses to Bacterial Pathogens

Stein-Streilein, Joan

Lymphoid Organs

Stevens, Beth

Neural-Immune Interactions During Development and Disease; Synapse development

Stevens, Richard

Molecular Aspects of Mast Cells—Mediated Immune Responses

Strom, Terry

We are interested in immune tolerance, particularly in settings of autoimmunity and transplantation.

Strominger, Jack

Immunology of Pregnancy, Tolerance and Multiple Sclerosis

Swirski, Filip

Innate leukocytes in acute and chronic inflammation

Tenen, Daniel

Gene regulation in normal and leukemic stem cells

Terhorst, Cox

Molecular Aspects of Lymphocyte Interactions

Tsokos, George

Immune Cell Signaling, Gene Transcription and Tissue Injury in Lupus

Turka, Laurence

T Cell Immunology - tolerance, transplantation, autoimmunity

von Andrian, Ulrich

Molecular Mechanisms of Leukocyte Trafficking

Vyas, Jatin

The molecular mechanism of immunity to fungal pathogens.

Wagers, Amy

Biology and Function of Tissue-Specific Stem Cells

Wagner, Denisa

Cell Adhesion in Vascular Biology and Innate Immunity

Walker, Bruce

Immune control of HIV and implications for vaccine development

Walker, W. Allan

Study of the influence of initial bacterial colonization on the development of the mucosal immune system.

Weiner, Howard

Basic and Clinical Mechanisms of Autoimmunity

Weller, Peter

Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Eosinophil and Other Leukocyte Involvement in Allergic Flammation

Wesemann, Duane

Lymphocyte development, antibody diversity and host: microbe interactions

Winau, Florian

Mechanisms of Antigen Presentation and Cellular Immunology

Woolf, Clifford

Chronic and Inflammatory Pain, Neuronal Survival and Regeneration

Wu, Catherine

Tumor neoantigens, cancer vaccines, clonal evolution, genomics-based studies of chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

Wu, Hao

Structural and Cellular Biology of Innate Immunity

Wucherpfennig, Kai

T cell Biology and Cancer Immunology

Xavier, Ramnik

Systems approaches to innate and adaptive immunity; Functional genomics of complex disease genetics

Yunis, Edmond

Biology of Histocompatibility Systems in Man and Experimental Animals; Immunology of Aging

Current Immunology Faculty

Total Number of Faculty: 122


Men: 96 (79%)

Women: 26 (21%)



Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center: 13

Brigham & Women's Hospital: 37

Boston Children's Hospital: 22

Dana Farber Cancer Institute: 7

Harvard Medical School: 8

Harvard School of Public Health: 1

Harvard University: 4

Immune Disease Institute: 2

Joslin Diabetes Center: 1

Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary: 1

Massachusetts General Hospital: 25

Schepen's Eye Research Institute: 1


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