Dusan Bogunovic, PhD
- ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Microbiology
- ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Pediatrics
Research Topics:Cellular Immunity, Cytokines, Genetics, Genomics, Human Genetics and Genetic Disorders, Immune Deficiency, Immunology, Immunosuppression, Infectious Disease, Inflammation, Interferon, Lymphocytes, Viruses and Virology
Multi-Disciplinary Training AreasGenetics and Data Science [GDS], Immunology [IMM], Microbiology [MIC], Pharmacology and Therapeutics Discovery [PTD]
PhD, New York University Medical School
Postdoctoral Fellow, The Rockefeller University
The Bogunovic lab focuses on the study of human immunogenetics. We aim to improve understanding of the human immune system by studying: 1) Individuals with rare auto-inflammatory syndromes. 2) Individuals with severe clinical presentations of infectious diseases. 3) Developing broad spectrum antiviral therapeutics. 4) Understanding immune system in Down syndrome. To dissect these phenotypes and develop therapeutics we use genomic, genetic, molecular biology, cellular biology, immunology and clinical tools. The hypothesis of the lab is that inter-individual variability in immune responses (in auto-inflammatory syndromes and infections) can also be explained by the immune genetic composition of the host. We aim to illuminate the elusive pathogenesis of these diseases, hoping to lay the foundation for a novel and paradigm-shifting approach to the rational design of both preventative medicine (vaccines and genetic counseling) and treatments beyond currently used antimicrobials.