Clinical Assistant Professor
PhD, Experimental Pathology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City
MS, Biology, University of Vermont, Burlington
BS, Biology, Creighton University, Omaha, NE
The HLA system has been the focal point of our research interests because it controls the human immune response, whether to transplanted tissue or viruses. Current research interests are in the area of human T-cell function and immunoregulation with emphasis on the immunobiology of viral infections in transplant recipients. Furthermore, we are interested in developing immunologic diagnostic tests to assess a patient’s immune responsiveness to an allogeneic donor in both solid organ and bone marrow transplantation.
disease and trait association studies based on genome sequence
Community and Professional Affiliation(s)
Clinical research | Disease Modeling | Genetics / Genomics / other OMICS | Other | next-gen genomic sequencing | transplant
- Co-investigator of: Novel Noninvasive Detection of Cardiac Allograft Rejection Texas Children's Heart Center
- Multi-PI on: Network for Cardiothoracic Surgical Investigations in Cardiovascular Medicine
- Multi-PI on: The AMICI Study: patient immune responses of stem cell infusion into patients experiencing ST wave elevation and MIs.