Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology
Specialty Areas: allergy and immunology, rheumatology
Chronology: BS University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, 1957; MD: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, 1960; Resident and Fellow: Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University 1960-1963. Surgeon, United States Public Health Service 1962-1967. Assistant Professor and Associate Physician: Rockefeller University 1965- 1970. Chief and Founder Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology, Immunopathology Laboratory and Clinical Immunology Laboratory and Associate Professor of Medicine and Microbiology and Immunology 1970-1973. Professor: 1973-2006. Reeves Distinguished Professor: 2006-present.
Description of research and clinical interests: allergy and immunology (allergic rhinitis, asthma, urticarial, food allergy), immunodeficiency, arthritis and allied conditions.
Selected Bibliography: (derived from 150 publications and abstracts).
Ross GD, Yount WJ, Walport MJ, Winfield JB, Parker CJ, Fuller CR, Taylor RP, Myones BL, Lachmann PJ. Disease-associated loss of erythrocyte complement receptors (CR1, C3b receptors) in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus and other diseases involving autoantibodies and/or complement activation. J Immunol. 1985:135: 2005-14.
Yount WJ, Seligmann M, Hong R, Good R, Kunkel HG Imbalances of gamma globulin subgroups and gene defects in patients with primary hypogammaglobulinemia. J Clin Invest. 1970:49:1957
Yount, WJ, Dorner, MM, Kunkel HG and Kabat, EA Studies on Human Antibodies: VI Selective Variations in Subgroup Composition and Genetic Markers* J. Exp. Med. 1968:127 633-646.
Yount WJ, Fuller, CR and Simmons JG. Distribution of IgG subclasses in human B lymphocytes: evidence for dual expression of subclasses in surface and cytoplasmic IgG in minor B lymphocyte subpopulations. J. Immunol. 1980:124: 431-436