Immunology

Immunology research topics in our Department cover a broad range of areas that thematically deal with regulation of inflammation. Studies are ongoing assessing mechanisms that regulate the development and differentiation of pathogenic immune effectors driving autoimmunity and autoinflammation. In addition, work is being carried out focusing on molecules that regulate inflammation in response to microbial pathogens. Notably, it is becoming apparent that much overlap exists between inflammatory responses targeting self-antigens and pathogens, leading to much cross-pollination among the Immunology faculty. These basic studies also provide a strong foundation for translational and clinical based work developing immunotherapies for the treatment of autoimmunity, autoinflammation, and cancer. Together these efforts have led to a highly collaborative environment and cutting edge basic, translational, and clinical immunological investigation.

Immunology

Janelle C. Arthur, PhD

Wesley Burks, MD

Professor
260 MacNider Building
CB# 7220
919-966-1505

Bruce Cairns, MD

Professor
Department of Surgery
6109 Marsico Hall
CB#7290
919-966-8416

Liang Cheng, PhD

Research Assistant Professor
11-139 LCCC
CB#7295
919-966-4913
 

Gianpietro Dotti, MD

Professor
5203 Marsico Hall
CB# 7292
919-962-8279

Nilu Goonetilleke, PhD

Assistant Professor
120 Mason Farm Road
GMB Level 2 RM2017
CB#7042
919-962-3129

Ilona Jaspers, PhD

Associate Professor
Pesiartics Director, Curriculum Toxicology
528 Human Studies Facility
CB#7210
919-966-8657

Sam Lai, PhD

Associate Professor
4213 Marsico Hall
CB#7362
919-966-3024

Zhi Liu, PhD

Professor
Department of Dermatology
4157 Genome Sciences Building
CB#2360
919-966-0788

Silva Markovic-Plese, MD, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Neurology
6109D Neurosci Res Bldg
CB#7125
919-966-5547
919-966-3701

Jennifer Martinez, PhD

Investigator
Inflammation and Autoimmunity Group
Immunity, Inflammation, and Disease Laboratory
NIH/NIEHS
111 T. W. Alexander Dr.
Building 101, Room D266A
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
919-541-4420
 

Glenn Matsushima, PhD

Associate Professor
7109D Neuroscience Res Bldg
CB#7250
919-966-0408

Edward A. Miao, MD, PhD

Associate Professor
6105 Marsico Hall
CB#7290
919-966-6773

Uma Nagarajan, PhD

Assistant Professor
8312B Molecular Biology Research Bldg 
CB#7231
919-962-3473
 

David Peden, MD

Professor
Department of Pediatrics
554 Human Studies Facility
CB#7310
919-966-0768 - office
919-966-9863 - fax

Howard Reisner, PhD

Professor
Department of Pathology & Lab Medicine
815 Brinkhous-Bullitt
919-966-4265

Balfour Sartor, MD

Distinguished Professor
Department of Medicine
7309 Biomolecular Bldg
CB#7032
919-966-0148

John L. Schmitz, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Pathology & Lab Medicine
1035 UNC Hospitals
919-966-8453

Jonathan (Jon) Serody, MD

Distinguished Professor
Department of Medicine
22-044 LCCC
CB#7295
919-966-6975

Maureen Su, MD

Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
22-044 LCCC
CB#7295
919-445-6059

Lishan Su, PhD

Professor
5008 Marsico
CB#7295
919-966-6654

Jenny Ting, PhD

Distinguished Professor
Department of Genetics
22-004 LCCC
CB#7295
919-966-5538

Roland Tisch, PhD

Professor
6111 Marsico Hall
CB#7290
919-966-4766

Barbara Vilen, PhD

Associate Professor
6110 Marsico Hall
CB#7290
919-966-5436

Yisong Wan, PhD

Associate Professor
5201 Marsico Hall
CB#7295
919-966-9728

Jason Whitmire, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Genetics
5062 GMB
CB#7292
919-843-7081

David Zaharoff, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
151B MacNider Hall
919-843-6338