Michael B. Dwinell, PhD
Professor; Founding Director, Center for Immunology; Director, Bobbie Nick Voss Laboratory for Colon Cancer Research; Hanis-Stepka-Rettig Endowed Chair in Cancer Research
- Microbiology & Immunology
Dr. Dwinell, Hanis-Stepka-Rettig Endowed Chair in Cancer Research, is the Founding Director of the Center for Immunology following its inception in 2018. He has completed an MCW executive leadership training program at the Sheldon Lubar School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as well as the Leadership for Social Inclusion & Equity Workshop developed by the National Coalition Building Institute. He has served on numerous NIH review panels and is currently chair of the Tumor Microenvironment study section.
Dr. Dwinell’s laboratory uses innovative strategies to reprogram the immune microenvironment to overcome immune suppression and evasion in pancreatic cancer. Specifically, his grant supported research examines chemokines as pivotal immune messengers regulating the tumor immune microenvironment. Dr. Dwinell oversees the immunology curriculum in Infectious Agents and Host Immunity and is past Director for Gastrointestinal & Nutritional Pathophysiology in the MCW medical school. He is course director of Mucosal Immunity and teaches in the Foundations in Biomedical Sciences and several other graduate school courses. He has frequently been named an Outstanding Medical Student and Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher and was recognized with the MCW Outstanding Mentor award in 2018.
- Adjuvants, Immunologic
- Carcinoma, Pancreatic Ductal
- Cell Line, Tumor
- Cell Movement
- Cell Proliferation
- Energy Metabolism
- Immunity, Mucosal
DNA methylation in circulating leukocytes is a novel biomarker in multiple myeloma.
(D'Souza A, Brazauskas R, Teng BQ, Yun G, Uttley H, Dong J, Dwinell MB, Pasquini MC, Giralt S, Landau H, Stadtmauer E, Krishnan A, Janz S.) Bone Marrow Transplant. 2023 Mar;58(3):334-336 PMID: 36460820 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85143207078 12/03/2022
DPP4-Truncated CXCL12 Alters CXCR4/ACKR3 Signaling, Osteogenic Cell Differentiation, Migration, and Senescence.
(Elmansi AM, Eisa NH, Periyasamy-Thandavan S, Kondrikova G, Kondrikov D, Calkins MM, Aguilar-Pérez A, Chen J, Johnson M, Shi XM, Reitman C, McGee-Lawrence ME, Crawford KS, Dwinell MB, Volkman BF, Blumer JB, Luttrell LM, McCorvy JD, Hill WD.) ACS Pharmacol Transl Sci. 2023 Jan 13;6(1):22-39 PMID: 36659961 PMCID: PMC9844133 01/21/2023
DPP4-Truncated CXCL12 Alters CXCR4/ACKR3 Signaling, Osteogenic Cell Differentiation, Migration, and Senescence
(Elmansi AM, Eisa NH, Periyasamy-Thandavan S, Kondrikova G, Kondrikov D, Calkins MM, Aguilar-Pérez A, Chen J, Johnson M, Shi XM, Reitman C, McGee-Lawrence ME, Crawford KS, Dwinell MB, Volkman BF, Blumer JB, Luttrell LM, McCorvy JD, Hill WD.) ACS Pharmacology and Translational Science. 13 January 2023;6(1):22-39 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85143982229 01/13/2023
Physiology of chemokines in the cancer microenvironment.
(Drouillard D, Craig BT, Dwinell MB.) Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2023 Jan 01;324(1):C167-C182 PMID: 36317799 PMCID: PMC9829481 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85145954846 11/02/2022
Fluorinated triphenylphosphonium analogs improve cell selectivity and in vivo detection of mito-metformin.
(AbuEid M, Keyes RF, McAllister D, Peterson F, Kadamberi IP, Sprague DJ, Chaluvally-Raghavan P, Smith BC, Dwinell MB.) iScience. 2022 Dec 22;25(12):105670 PMID: 36567718 PMCID: PMC9768319 12/27/2022
Fluorinated triphenylphosphonium analogs improve cell selectivity and in vivo detection of mito-metformin
(AbuEid M, Keyes RF, McAllister D, Peterson F, Kadamberi IP, Sprague DJ, Chaluvally-Raghavan P, Smith BC, Dwinell MB.) iScience. 22 December 2022;25(12) SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85143723525 12/22/2022
The C-terminal peptide of CCL21 drastically augments CCL21 activity through the dendritic cell lymph node homing receptor CCR7 by interaction with the receptor N-terminus.
(Jørgensen AS, Brandum EP, Mikkelsen JM, Orfin KA, Boilesen DR, Egerod KL, Moussouras NA, Vilhardt F, Kalinski P, Basse P, Chen YH, Yang Z, Dwinell MB, Volkman BF, Veldkamp CT, Holst PJ, Lahl K, Goth CK, Rosenkilde MM, Hjortø GM.) Cell Mol Life Sci. 2021 Nov;78(21-22):6963-6978 PMID: 34586443 PMCID: PMC8558179 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85116031161 09/30/2021
Oncostatin M Receptor-Targeted Antibodies Suppress STAT3 Signaling and Inhibit Ovarian Cancer Growth.
(Geethadevi A, Nair A, Parashar D, Ku Z, Xiong W, Deng H, Li Y, George J, McAllister DM, Sun Y, Kadamberi IP, Gupta P, Dwinell MB, Bradley WH, Rader JS, Rui H, Schwabe RF, Zhang N, Pradeep S, An Z, Chaluvally-Raghavan P.) Cancer Res. 2021 Oct 15;81(20):5336-5352 PMID: 34380633 PMCID: PMC8530981 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85116424540 08/13/2021
Synchronous effects of targeted mitochondrial complex I inhibitors on tumor and immune cells abrogate melanoma progression.
(AbuEid M, McAllister DM, McOlash L, Harwig MC, Cheng G, Drouillard D, Boyle KA, Hardy M, Zielonka J, Johnson BD, Hill RB, Kalyanaraman B, Dwinell MB.) iScience. 2021 Jun 25;24(6):102653 PMID: 34189432 PMCID: PMC8220235 07/01/2021
Targeting PIM1-Mediated Metabolism in Myeloid Suppressor Cells to Treat Cancer.
(Xin G, Chen Y, Topchyan P, Kasmani MY, Burns R, Volberding PJ, Wu X, Cohn A, Chen Y, Lin CW, Ho PC, Silverstein R, Dwinell MB, Cui W.) Cancer Immunol Res. 2021 Apr;9(4):454-469 PMID: 33579728 PMCID: PMC8137571 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85104420312 02/14/2021
Targeted biologic inhibition of both tumor cell-intrinsic and intercellular CLPTM1L/CRR9-mediated chemotherapeutic drug resistance.
(Parashar D, Geethadevi A, McAllister D, Ebben J, Peterson FC, Jensen DR, Bishop E, Pradeep S, Volkman BF, Dwinell MB, Chaluvally-Raghavan P, James MA.) NPJ Precis Oncol. 2021 Mar 02;5(1):16 PMID: 33654182 PMCID: PMC7925570 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85109651282 03/04/2021
Inactivation of the Euchromatic Histone-Lysine N-Methyltransferase 2 Pathway in Pancreatic Epithelial Cells Antagonizes Cancer Initiation and Pancreatitis-Associated Promotion by Altering Growth and Immune Gene Expression Networks.
(Urrutia G, de Assuncao TM, Mathison AJ, Salmonson A, Kerketta R, Zeighami A, Stodola TJ, Adsay V, Pehlivanoglu B, Dwinell MB, Zimmermann MT, Iovanna JL, Urrutia R, Lomberk G.) Front Cell Dev Biol. 2021;9:681153 PMID: 34249932 PMCID: PMC8261250 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85116952280 07/13/2021