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1973 …2023

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Research interests

Our laboratory is interested in basic mechanisms of innate immunity, and the immune response to viruses. We have a particular interest in the receptors expressed by natural killer cells, and the ligands for these receptors, as well as immune evasion strategies employed by viruses. My clinical interests are in rheumatology, especially the etiology and pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis.


I have devoted my career to training the next generation of scientists as evidenced by my heavy involvement in the Immunology PhD program and being MSTP Director. In my lab, I guide trainees to become independent investigators by encouraging them to think outside of the box, rather than just follow my specific instructions. Moreover, I help each trainee develop career skills beyond the lab bench. Finally, I am committed to diversity in the biomedical workforce in my leadership roles and in my own lab. I am proud of my former trainees who are now in academic research and education, and in industry.

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  • PhD/MSTP Students


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