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Immunology and Host Defense Research


Immunology in The Center for Microbial Interface Biology (CMIB)

Central to eradicating infectious diseases is the need to understand host immunity, with the goal to develop new vaccines or host directed drug therapies against some of the world’s most pathogenic organisms. The CMIB is home to immunologists that study host immune responses to bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasitic infections with expertise that span the study of innate through adaptive immunity. Immunologists in the CMIB have expertise in vitro using primary cells and cell lines, in vivo using a variety of different animal models including gnotobiotic animals, and with bioinformatics and computational modeling of host immunity. CMIB immunologists also bring expertise in autoimmunity, neuro-immunology, and transplant immunology. 

Resources for immunologists in the CMIB and across campus include the bi-weekly Immunology Seminar Series that hosts external and internal immunology experts; an Immunology Emphasis Area through the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program; a variety of opportunities to participate in undergraduate, graduate, and medical school immunology education; and the Immunology Round Table (IRT) which was formed in 2010. The IRT operates a bi-weekly seminar for trainees in immunology, a listserv for ease of communication across campus and to facilitate the sharing of reagents, and hosts a website for the immunology community (http://vet.osu.edu/research/immunology-round-table). 

 

Adaptive Immunity:

Lauren Bakaletz

Prosper N. Boyaka

Renukaradhya Gourapura

Amy Lovett-Racke

Stefan Niewiesk

Tracey Papenfuss

Mark Peeples

Yasuko Rikihisa

Linda Saif

Abhay Satoskar

Joanne Turner

Christopher Walker

Jian Zhang

Auto Immunity:

Amy Lovett-Racke

Tracey Papenfuss

Caroline Whitacre

Innate Immunity:

Amal Amer

Abul Azad

Lauren Bakaletz

Beth Besecker

Prosper N. Boyaka

Ian C. Davis

Jennifer Edwards

Zongdi Feng

Mikhail Gavrilin

Steven Goodman

Renukaradhya Gourapura

Patrick Green

John Gunn

Daren L. Knoell

Benjamin Kopp

William Lafuse

Jeffrey Lakritz

Jianrong Li

Yusen Liu

Kevin Mason

Bradford McGwire

Asuncion Mejias

Stefan Niewiesk

Abigail Norris Turner

Tracey Papenfuss

Santiago Partida-Sanchez

Murugesan Rajaram

Octavio Ramilo

Chad Rappleye

Yasuko Rikihisa

Linda Saif

Abhay Satoskar

Larry Schlesinger

Stephanie Seveau

John Sheridan

Jordi Torrelles

Susheela Tridandapani

Joanne Turner

W. James Waldman

Hua Wang

Shu-Hua Wang

Daniel Wozniak

Li Wu

Jacob Yount

Jian Zhang