Laboratories

As a student in our Immunology Graduate Training Program, you will devote a significant portion of your time to research. Explore our Immunology laboratories and learn about our investigators.

Lab NameDescription
Alexandropoulos Laboratory Studying the role of leukocytes with emphasis on T cells in the development of autoimmune diseases and chronic inflammation
Berin Laboratory Studying immune basis of allergy and tolerance to foods using mouse models and patient-based research
Bhardwaj Laboratory Investigating specialized cytokine secretion, antigen presentation, T cell skewing, interactions with NK cells, and optimal methods of antigen delivery for HIV and cancer vaccines using dendritic cells
Brody Laboratory Studying novel approaches to enhance adaptive immune responses against cancer, including manipulating checkpoint blockades, and in situ vaccine strategies to mobilize and activate dendritic cells (DC) to present tumor-associated antigens.
Brown Laboratory Identifying factors that control immunity and tolerance in order to direct antigen-specific immune responses for treating cancer and autoimmune disease. Also developing new translational technologies for improving emerging therapies and biomedical discovery
Burakoff Research – Tisch Cancer Institute Exploring dendritic cell and macrophage immune dysregulation in the tumor micro-environment; developing preclinical models to restore immunogenicity to tumor associated antigens; and translating these discoveries into cancer immunotherapy trials
Benjamin Chen Laboratory Exploring complex cellular and molecular interactions promoting viral replication and immune cell depletion in HIV
Shu-Hsia Chen Laboratory Identifying and developing novel therapeutic modalities to reconstruct the antitumor response, utilizing a combination of the host immune system and the mechanisms of cancer biology
Judy Cho Laboratory Investigating genetic and immunologic factors associated with Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis (inflammatory bowel diseases)
Clementine Laboratory Developing methods to understand microbiome contribution to human health
Cunningham-Rundles Laboratory Investigating thyroid autoimmune diseases using the TSH receptor as the primary model antigen
Faith Laboratory Applying experimental and computational tools to understand interactions between diet, the microbiota, and health, with an emphasis on Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Ferrara Laboratory Investigating the immunobiology of bone marrow transplantation, using large and informative biorepositories to meld biomarkers into the first algorithm that predicts treatment response
Gnjatic Research – Tisch Cancer Institute Characterizing antigen-specific cellular and humoral immune responses to cancer in humans undergoing immunotherapy trials, from peripheral blood and at the tissue site
Gulko Laboratory Discovering new genes implicated in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) severity and joint damage, identifying prognostic biomarkers, and generating new targets for more effective therapies to cure RA and other autoimmune diseases
Guttman Laboratory Studying inflammatory skin diseases
Heeger Laboratory Focusing on translational transplant biology research, using mechanistic studies in animal models of transplant rejection and tolerance, complemented by analyses of human transplant reactive immune cells and multicenter clinical trials in transplant patients
Homann Research Investigating specific T cell immunity in autoimmune disease (Type 1 diabetes) and infectious disease (acute and chronic viral infections).
LeRoith Laboratory Understanding the role of insulin and insulin-like growth factors in health and disease, including the factors which explain the increased risk of cancer, especially triple negative breast cancer, and cancer-related mortality in obesity and type 2 diabetes 
Uri Laserson Laboratory Building assays and software for genomics and immunology that are higher-throughput, higher-dimensional, and higher-resolution
Xiu-min Li Laboratory Researching traditional Chinese medicine, including herbal medicines and acupuncture, for treatment of asthma, food allergies, and atopic dermatitis
Lira Laboratory Studying the mechanisms whereby specific immune molecules (cytokines and chemokines) affect the function of the epithelial, immune, endothelial, and stromal cells from the intestine in health and disease
Saurabh Mehandru Studying the mucosal immune system, including defining the role of the microbiota in instructing lung dendritic cells to induce IgA class switch recombination. Currently exploring lung immune function that may be affected by microbial communities
Merad Laboratory Studying regulatory mechanisms of dendritic cells and macrophages, related to immune response against pathogens and tumor cells in vivo
Moran Laboratory Investigating viral infection and host response, using mouse models of influenza virus infection, bacterial co-infection, and studies in mice that rapidly involute their thymus
Murphy Laboratory Investigating immune mechanisms that lead to graft injury and loss, using high throughout genomic technologies to identify gene expression profiles and/or genetic variants that may be used to predict patients at greatest risk in liver and kidney transplants
Ochando Laboratory of Flow Cytometry Investigating the immunological mechanisms of tumor acceptance mediated by monocyte-derived suppressive cells (MDSC), which can be exploited to prevent allograft rejection in transplantation
Sampson Research – Elliott and Roslyn Jaffe Food Allergy Institute Focusing on food allergic disorders and immunology, and mechanisms of immunotherapeutic strategies for treating food allergies
Sealfon Laboratory Using diverse systems biology approaches to study and model the mechanisms of cellular decoding of extracellular stimuli
Ting Research Studying how the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) regulates cell death at the mechanistic level and in turn, how this process controls immune responses to infection, organ transplant and cancer.
Ueno Research Focusing on human adaptive immunity to: 1) Define the cellular and molecular mechanisms to generate durable, high affinity antibody responses after infection and vaccination, and 2) elucidate the disease mechanisms in autoantibody-mediated autoimmune diseases
Xiong Research Focusing on transcriptional regulation of macrophage differentiation and T helper cell development in inflammation
Zhou Laboratory Researching molecular mechanisms of neuronal birth, extend axons, regeneration or failure to regenerate after mammalian CNS injury