University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Graduate Program in Immunology has been awarded a National Cancer Institute Training Grant in Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Tumor Rejection. The program provides opportunities for pre-doctoral and post-doctoral trainees to become independent investigators in tumor immunology while working within a larger program that of research in basic cellular and molecular immunological mechanisms as well as human disease. The training faculty are:

Joseph Ahearn, MD
Molecular and cellular pathogenesis of SLE

Simon Barratt-Boyes, PhD, DVM
Primate dendritic cell biology

Per H. Basse, MD, PhD, DMSci
Tumor immunology

Robert Binder, PhD
Mechanisms of cross-priming of antigens during immune responses

Lisa Borghesi, PhD
Transcriptional control of V(D)J recombination

Lisa Butterfield, PhD
Tumor immunotherapy

William Chambers, PhD
Tumor immunology

Kelly Stefano Cole, PhD
HIV-1 and SIV infection and vaccination

David Cooper, MD, PhD
Xenotransplantation

Albert Deleo, PhD
Cancer immunotherapy

Anthony Demetris, MD
Transplantation immunology

Rene Duquesnoy, PhD
Transplantation immunology

Louis Falo, Jr, MD, PhD
Vaccine design

Robert Ferris, MD, PhD
Cancer immunology & immunotherapy

Olivera Finn, PhD
Human T-cell biology

JoAnne Flynn, PhD
Immunology & pathogenesis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Nick Giannoukakis, PhD
Gene & cell therapy for Type 1 & 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Elieser Gorelik, MD, PhD
Tumor immunology

Maryam Hariri, PhD
Prevention of allograft rejection
Robert Hendricks, PhD
Viral immunology

Ronald Herberman, MD
Natural killer cells
Raphael Hirsch, MD
Gene therapy for arthritis

Pawel Kalinski, MD, PhD
Tumor immunotherapy

Lawrence Kane, PhD
Akt kinase in T cell activation

Jay Kolls, MD
Mechanisms of lung host defenses

Fadi Lakkis, MD
Allorecognition in the innate immune system

Adriana Larregina, MD, PhD
Skin immunobiology

Binfeng Lu, PhD
Regulation of the MAP kinase pathway in the CD4+ cells

Kyle McKenna, PhD
Mechanisms of immune evasion by tumors developing within the eye

Diana Metes, MD
Immune responses to EBV in immunosupressed patients

Christine Milcarek, PhD
Immunoglobulin gene expression

Ronald Montelaro, PhD
HIV-1 and animal lentivirus antigenic variation

Penelope Morel, MD
Th1/Th2 regulation

Adrian Morelli, MD, PhD
DCs in peripheral tolerance and transplantation

Sidney Morris, Jr, PhD
Inflammation

Michael Murphey-Corb, PhD
SIV immunobiology

Gerard Nau, MD, PhD
Host-pathogen interactions, genomic approaches to gene expression analysis

Karen Norris, PhD
Immune evasion mechanisms of microbial pathogens
Jon Piganelli, PhD
Beta cell destruction in Type 1 diabetes

Bruce Rabin, MD, PhD
Immunopathology, psychoneuroimmunology
Hannah Rabinowich, PhD
Regulation of apoptosis in T lymphocytes Anuradha Ray
Immunology of lung

Prabir Ray, PhD
Immunology of lung

Todd Reinhart, ScD
HIV and SIV molecular pathogenesis

William Ridgway, MD
Genetic control of autoimmune diabetes

Ted Ross, PhD
DNA vaccines for HIV-1

Russell Salter, PhD
Antigen presentation in DCs

Michael Shurin, MD, PhD
Tumor immunology

Walter Storkus, PhD
NK cell and cytolytic T-lymphocyte antitumor targeting mechanisms

Angus Thomson, PhD, DSc
Transplantation tolerance

Massimo Trucco, MD
Genetics of diabetes

Abbe Vallejo, PhD
Immunobiology of aging

Nikola Vujanovic, MD, PhD
Immune response to oral cell cancer

Theresa Whiteside, PhD
Tumor immunology

Zhaoyang You, PhD
In vivo targeted vaccines for tumor immunotherapy

Hassane Zarour, MD
MHC class II tumor epitopes

Adriana Zeevi
Transplantation immunology


Pre- and post-doctoral candidates with U.S. citizenship or with permanent resident status who are interested in joining the program should send a cover letter and CV to one of the listed investigators or to:

Dr. Olivera Finn (PI)
E1044 Biomedical Science Tower
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
200 Lothrop St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

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