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

Explore Our Labs

Berin Lab
Studying immune basis of allergy and tolerance to foods using mouse models and patient-based research.

Bhardwaj Lab 
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 Lab
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 Lab
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 Lab–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 Lab
Exploring complex cellular and molecular interactions promoting viral replication and immune cell depletion in HIV.

Shu-Hsia Chen Lab
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 Lab
Investigating genetic and immunologic factors associated with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (inflammatory bowel diseases).

Clemente Lab
Developing methods to understand microbiome contribution to human health.

Cunningham-Rundles Lab
Investigating thyroid autoimmune diseases using the TSH receptor as the primary model antigen.

Faith Lab
Applying experimental and computational tools to understand interactions between diet, the microbiota, and health, with an emphasis on inflammatory bowel disease.

Ferrara Lab
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.

Goate Lab
Focusing on dementia (Alzheimer’s disease & frontotemporal dementia) and addiction (alcohol use disorder (AUD)).

Gulko Lab
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 Lab
Focusing on atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, alopecia areata, and other inflammatory skin diseases.

Hambardzumyan Lab
Interactions between TAMs with tumor cells and T-cells

Heeger Lab
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 Lab
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 Lab
Building assays and software for genomics and immunology that are higher-throughput, higher-dimensional, and higher resolution.

Xiu-min Li Lab
Researching traditional Chinese medicine, including herbal medicines and acupuncture, for treatment of asthma, food allergies, and atopic dermatitis.

Lira Lab
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.

Luksza Lab
Understand the evolution of cancer and pathogens

Mehandru Lab
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 Lab
Studying regulatory mechanisms of dendritic cells and macrophages, related to immune response against pathogens and tumor cells in vivo.

Moran Lab
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.

Ochando Lab 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.

Raj Lab
Molecular mechanisms of neurodegenerative disorders

Rosenberg Lab
Using genomics technologies to study immune responses to viral infections.

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.

Schaefer Lab
Epigenetic basis of neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders

Schotsaert Laboratory
Investigates human B cell responses to vaccines against emerging pathogens

Sealfon Lab
Using diverse systems biology approaches to study and model the mechanisms of cellular decoding of extracellular stimuli.

Swartz Lab
Investigating signaling mechanisms that underlie chronic inflammation associated with HIV infection.

Tankou Lab
Gut-derived bacteria that regulate immune function of astrocytes and microglia

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.

Tsankov Lab
Uses single cell, spatial, and high-throughput genomic assays to build data-driven, predictive models of lung cancer and respiratory diseases

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.