Research Collaborate Lab Hall

Center for Immunology

Center for Immunology Faculty

Meet Our Faculty Physicians

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Ravit Boger, MD

Chief and Professor, Pediatrics Infectious Disease

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Xiao Chen, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

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William R. Drobyski, MD

Mariette C. and Philip W. Orth/Tom Anderson Chair of Oncology; Co-Leader, Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics Program, Cancer Center; Professor, Medicine (Hematology/Oncology), Pediatrics, Microbiology & Immunology

Inflammation and Immunology, Transplantation Biology

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Anita D'Souza, MD

Associate Professor

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Parameswaran Hari, MD, MRCP

Chief, Professor

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Gwendolyn Hoben, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

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Johnny C. Hong, MD

Professor and Chief, Division of Transplant Surgery; Mark B. Adams Chair in Surgery; Director, Solid Organ Transplantation

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Anna H. Huppler, MD

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases) and Microbiology & Immunology

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Sailaja Kamaraju, MD

Assistant Professor

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Joohyun Kim, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

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Jennifer Knight, MD, MS, FACLP

Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine and Microbiology & Immunology

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David A. Margolis, MD

Professor

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Ahmed Zayed Obeidat, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

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Bin Pan, PhD

Assistant Professor

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Ann K. Rosenthal, MD

Chief, Will and Cava Ross Professor

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John Routes, MD

Professor, Pediatrics (Allergy, Asthma & Immunology) and Microbiology & Immunology; Chief, Section of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Primary Immunodeficiencies

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Nita H. Salzman, MD, PhD

Professor, Pediatrics and Microbiology & Immunology; Director, Center for Microbiome Research; Associate Director, Medical Scientist Training Program; CRI Research Unit Leader for Infection, Inflammation and Immunology Research Unit; Director, GI Clinical Laboratory

Antimicrobial Peptides, host-microbe interactions in the GI tract, microbiota in health and disease

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John R. Schreiber, MD, MPH

CEO Medical College Physicians; Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs; Professor, Microbiology & Immunology

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Nirav N. Shah, MD

Assistant Professor

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Qizhen Shi, MD, PhD

Investigator, Versiti Blood Research Institute

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Roy Silverstein, MD

Chair and Linda and John Mellowes Professor of Medicine; Associate Director, Clinomics, Genomic Sciences and Precision Medicine Center

Molecular and cellular pathogenesis of thrombosis, atherosclerosis and angiogenesis with focus on role of the type 2 scavenger receptor CD36

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Julie-An M. Talano, MD

Associate Professor

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Jonathan Thompson, MD, MS

Assistant Professor

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James Verbsky, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Pediatrics (Rheumatology) and Microbiology & Immunology; Medical Director, Clinical Immunology Research Laboratory; Medical Director, Clinical and Translational Research

Immune regulation, T regulatory cells, role of IL-2 and IL-10 in immune regulation, mechanisms of suppression of immune responses by T regulatory cells

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Ling Wang, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Calvin B. Williams, MD, PhD

Professor, Pediatrics and Microbiology & Immunology; Associate Dean of Research; Associate Director, Medical Scientist Training Program; Chief Scientific Officer, Children's Wisconsin Research Institute; Chief, Pediatric Rheumatology; Vice Chair, Research, Pediatrics

T cell development, Regulatory T cell biology, Mucosal tolerance

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Andres Yarur, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

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Michael A. Zimmerman, MD, FACS

Professor; Surgical Director, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant; Medical Director, Incompatible Organ Transplant

Meet Our Faculty Scientists

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John A. Auchampach, PhD

Professor and Vice-Chair

jauchamp@mcw.edu

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Joseph T. Barbieri, PhD

Professor; Director, Medical Scientist Training Program

jtb01@mcw.edu

Microbial Pathogenesis

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Kenneth L. Brockman, PhD

Assistant Professor

kbrockman@mcw.edu

Microbial Pathogenesis, Bacterial Gene Regulation, Host-Microbe Interactions

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William B. Campbell, PhD

Department Chair; Florence Williams Professor

wbcamp@mcw.edu

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Yi-Guang Chen, PhD

Associate Professor, Pediatrics (Endocrinology) and Microbiology & Immunology

yichen@mcw.edu

Immunogenetics of type 1 diabetes

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Weiguo Cui, PhD

Associate Investigator, Versiti Blood Research Institute; Associate Professor, Microbiology & Immunology

wecui@mcw.edu

Effector and memory T cell differentiation

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Bonnie N. Dittel, PhD

Senior Investigator, Versiti Blood Research Institute; Professor, Microbiology & Immunology

bonnie.dittel@bcw.edu

Immune regulation and homeostasis

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Michael B. Dwinell, PhD

Professor; Founding Director, Center for Immunology; Director, Bobbie Nick Voss Laboratory for Colon Cancer Research; Leader, Molecular Cancer Therapeutics

mdwinell@mcw.edu

Cancer Metastasis, Tumor Microenvironment, Mucosal Inflammation

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Nashaat Gerges, PhD, BPharm

Associate Professor, Chair of the Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences

ngerges@mcw.edu

Cellular and molecular mechanisms of synaptic plasticity

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Jack Gorski, PhD

Senior Investigator, Versiti Blood Research Institute; Assistant Professor, Microbiology & Immunology; Director, Center for Human Immunology

jgorski@mcw.edu

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Martin J. Hessner, PhD

Professor, Pediatrics (Endocrinology); Director, Max McGee Research Center for Juvenile Diabetes

mhessner@mcw.edu

The Microbiome in the Development and Progression of Type 1 Diabetes

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Cecilia J. Hillard, PhD

Associate Dean for Research; Professor; Director, Neuroscience Research Center

chillard@mcw.edu

Dr. Hillard was named Associate Dean for Research in November 2015 after serving eight months as co-Interim Senior Associate Dean for Research. She has served as director of the Neuroscience Research Center since its inception in 2010. She was also Inaugural Director of the Neuroscience Graduate Training Program from 1996-2010. As a highly active researcher, Dr. Hillard’s laboratory is primarily focused on the pharmacology and biochemistry of the cannabinoids and endocannabinoids.

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Wenzhou Hong, PhD

Assistant Professor

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Yi-Wen Huang, PhD

Assistant Professor

ywhuang@mcw.edu

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Michael A. James, PhD

Assistant Professor

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Bryon D. Johnson, PhD

Professor, Pediatrics (Hematology/Oncology/BMT) and Microbiology & Immunology

bjohnson@mcw.edu

Cancer immunology and immunotherapy

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Dev Karan, PhD

Associate Professor

dkaran@mcw.edu

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John R. Kirby, PhD

Chair, Microbiology & Immunology; Walter Schroeder Professor in Microbiology and Immunology; Associate Director, Microbiome, Genomic Sciences and Precision Medicine Center; Associate Director, Center for Microbiome Research

jkirby@mcw.edu

Microbial Signal Transduction

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Robert Lochhead, PhD

Assistant Professor; Secondary Faculty in Medicine (Rheumatology)

rlochhead@mcw.edu

Lyme disease, inflammation and autoimmunity

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Kajua Betsy Lor, PharmD, BCACP

Associate Professor, Chair of the Department of Clinical Sciences

kblor@mcw.edu

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Jeffrey A. Medin, PhD

MACC Fund Professor; Pediatrics (Hematology/Oncology); Secondary Faculty

jmedin@mcw.edu

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Timothy B. Meier, PhD

Associate Professor

Neuroimaging and blood-based markers of sport-related concussion and mild traumatic brain injury

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Carolyn Oxencis, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP

Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Clinical Sciences

caoxencis@mcw.edu

Amy Pan, PhD

Biostatistician

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Hallgeir Rui, MD, PhD

Interim Co-Director, MCW Cancer Center; WBCS Endowed Professor of Breast Cancer Research; Director, MCW Tissue Bank; Professor and Vice Chair of Research, Pathology

hrui@mcw.edu

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Daisy Sahoo, PhD

Vice Chair for Research, Division of Endocrinology and Molecular Medicine; Professor, Medicine (Endocrinology); Secondary Faculty in Biochemistry and Pharmacology and Toxicology

dsahoo@mcw.edu

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Curt D. Sigmund, PhD

James J. Smith & Catherine Welsch Smith Professor of Physiology; Chair of Physiology; Associate Director, Cardiovascular Center

csigmund@mcw.edu

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Pippa M. Simpson, PhD

Professor and Director, Section Chief for Quantitative Health Sciences

psimpson@mcw.edu

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Vera Tarakanova, PhD

Associate Professor

vtarakan@mcw.edu

Virus-associated Tumorigenesis and Virus-host Interactions

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Scott S. Terhune, PhD

Associate Professor

sterhune@mcw.edu

Human Cytomegalovirus Host-Cell Protein Interactions During Infection

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Demin Wang, PhD

Senior Investigator, Versiti Blood Research Institute; Assistant Professor

dewang@mcw.edu

Signal Regulation of B Lymphopoiesis

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Fenlu Zhu, PhD

Assistant Professor