IMMUNOBIOLOGY

Immunobiology

Close to 80 Department faculty members are engaged in basic science, translational, and clinical research across the Penn campus, including research programs at the Perelman School of Medicine, the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania, and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and encompassing the areas of Autoimmunity and Allergy, Experimental Therapeutics, Gene Therapy and Vaccines, Microbiology, HIV, Immunology, and Immunotherapy. 

Investigators in the division, exclusively researchers and teachers, maintain leadership roles in the Abramson Cancer Center and in several biomedical graduate programs. Historically a national leader, this is probably the preeminent immunology division within an academic pathology department anywhere. Among its highlights are: a singular weekly colloquium seminar series with renowned speakers invited from around the world; prodigious numbers of publications in high-tiered journals by faculty members, who, in turn, hold editorial board positions and serve in national committees; a substantial research portfolio with grants from the National Institutes of Allergy and Immunology, the National Institute on Aging, the National Cancer Institute, and other foundations; a joint graduate training program with immunologists from NIH who have adjunct appointments in the division. 

These efforts are supported by:

  • A wide range of individual research laboratories
  • Department-based institutes and centers designed to strengthen interdisciplinary research
  • Inter-disciplinary programs for translational research efforts and clinical trials, leveraging the expertise of departmental faculty members with clinical service missions, and promote development of new clinical diagnostic tests
  • Core laboratories founded by the Department that offer access to cutting-edge molecular, imaging and bioinformatics technologies

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Immunobiology and Experimental Pathology
David Michael Allman, PhD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Yair Argon, PhD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Craig H. Bassing, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Khalil Bdeir, PhD

Research Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Kurt R. Brunden, PhD

Research Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Janis K. Burkhardt, PhD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Michael Paul Cancro, PhD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Beatriz M. Carreno, PhD

Research Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Youhai H. Chen, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Yongwon Choi, PhD

Leonard Jarett Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Margaret M. Chou, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Douglas B. Cines, MD

Professor of Medicine, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Director, Coagulation Laboratory


Laura K. Conlin, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Robert W. Doms, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Professor of Microbiology

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Chair and Pathologist-in-Chief, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


Tzipora Sarah Karin Eisinger, PhD

Ann B. Young Assistant Professor in Cancer Research

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Robert Babak Faryabi, PhD

Assistant Professor of Cancer Biology

Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Deborah French, PhD

Research Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Paul J. Gadue, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Glen N. Gaulton, PhD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Vice Dean and Director of Global Health


Mark I. Greene, MD, PhD, FRCP

John W. Eckman Professor of Medical Science

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Director, Immunobiology and Experimental Pathology Division


Malay Haldar, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Wayne William Hancock, MB.BS, PhD, FRCPA

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Brian Harding, DPhil, BMBCh

Emeritus Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


F. Bradley Johnson, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Martha S. Jordan, PhD

Research Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Carl H. June, MD

Richard W. Vague Professor in Immunotherapy

Director, Center for Cellular Immunotherapies

Director, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Taku Kambayashi, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


John D. Lambris, PhD

Dr. Ralph and Sallie Weaver Professor of Research Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Edward B. Lee, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Frank S. Lee, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Virginia Man-Yee Lee, PhD

The John H. Ware 3rd Endowed Professor in Alzheimer's Research

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Director, Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research

Co-Director, Marian S. Ware Center for Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Program


Yuk Yee Leung, PhD

Research Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Bruce L. Levine, PhD

Barbara and Edward Netter Professor in Cancer Gene Therapy

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Kelvin C. Luk, PhD

Research Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Eline T. Luning Prak, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Michael S. Marks, PhD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Professor of Physiology

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Michael C. Milone, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Associate Director, Toxicology Laboratory

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Dimitrios S. Monos, PhD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Jonni S. Moore, PhD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Consultant, Flow Cytometry


Zissimos Mourelatos, MD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Roderick O'Connor, BSc, MS, PhD

Research Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Una O'Doherty, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Paula M. Oliver, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Warren S. Pear, MD, PhD

Gaylord P. and Mary Louise Harnwell Professor

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine


Liming Pei, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Daniel J. Powell Jr., PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


David B. Roth, MD, PhD

Simon Flexner Professor and Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Director, Penn Center for Precision Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Gerard D. Schellenberg, PhD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in Genetics

Director, Penn Neurodegeneration Genomics Center

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Sydney M. Shaffer, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Donald L. Siegel, PhD, MD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Director, Division of Transfusion Medicine and Therapeutic Pathology

Director, Fellowship Program in Transfusion Medicine

Director, Clinical Cell and Vaccine Production Facility (CVPF)

Center for Advanced Cellular Therapeutics (CACT)

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Nancy B. Spinner, PhD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Professor of Genetics

Professor of Pediatrics

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Victoria Stepanova, PhD

Research Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Andrei Thomas-Tikhonenko, PhD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Professor of Pediatrics

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


John Q. Trojanowski, MD, PhD

William Maul Measey - Truman G. Schnabel, Jr., M.D. Professor of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology

Co-Director, Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research

Director, Institute on Aging

Director, Alzheimer's Disease Core Center

Director, Penn Udall Center for Parkinson's Research

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Patrick M. Viatour, PharmD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Li-San Wang, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Associate Professor of Genetics

Co-Director, Penn Neurodegeneration Genomics Center

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Yongping Wang, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Matthew D. Weitzman, PhD

Professor of Microbiology, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Andrew D. Wells, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Robert B. Wilson, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in Pediatrics

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Bryan A. Wolf, MD, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, CHOP


Xiaowei (George) Xu, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Professor of Dermatology

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Hongtao Zhang, PhD

Research Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Qian Zhang, MD, PhD

Research Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine