Immunology

Professor, Immunobiology, Professor, Applied BioSciences - GIDP, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Professor, BIO5 Institute
Associate Professor, Plant Sciences, Associate Professor, Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Coordinator, Digital Learning and Online Education, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute

We are interested in understanding the genetic basis for bacterial interactions with other organisms (be they plants, insects, fungi, other bacteria), and on how evolution shapes these interactions. By better understanding the rules and molecules that structure such relationships, we hope to develop new ways to manipulate these interactions (e.g. through the development of specific antimicrobial compounds) or shape their evolutionary dynamics through time.

Professor, Physiology, Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP, Associate Research Scientist, Respiratory Sciences, Professor, BIO5 Institute
Assistant Research Professor, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Member of the General Faculty
Professor, Medicine, Division Chief, Infectious Disease, Professor, Immunobiology, Professor, BIO5 Institute

Dr. Connick is a physician scientist who has dedicated her career to the improvement of health of individuals living with or at risk for HIV-1 infection. Her research ranges from laboratory based investigations of HIV-1 immunopathogenesis to clinical and epidemiological studies of novel immunotherapies and other interventions to improve health outcomes in people living with HIV-1.

Associate Professor, Immunobiology, Associate Professor, Neurology, Associate Professor, Neurosurgery, Associate Professor, Psychology, Associate Professor, Neuroscience - GIDP, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Research Scientist, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute

Approximately 795,000 Americans suffer a stroke each year, and 400,000 will experience long-term disability. The number of stroke survivors in the population is expected to double by 2025. Currently, treatments for stroke patients are limited to tissue plasminogen activator (TPA), but its use is limited to the first few hours after stroke. Therefore, the goal of our research is to develop new therapeutics that can promote repair and recovery in this rapidly growing population.

Associate Professor, Basic Medical Sciences, Associate Professor, Clinical Translational Sciences, Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Pediatrics, Professor, Immunobiology, Professor, Medicine, Professor, Pathology, Program Director, Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant, Professor, Cancer Biology - GIDP, Professor, BIO5 Institute

Augmenting immune responses to cancer. Reducing relapse and graft versus host disease after hematopoietic cell transplantation.

Chair, Department of Medicine, Professor, Medicine, Professor, BIO5 Institute

Monica Kraft's research focus is in the areas of adult asthma, the role of infection in asthma and the role of the distal lung in asthma and airway remodeling.

Associate Professor, Immunobiology, Associate Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute

Michael Kuhns' research program is focused on (i) increasing our basic understanding of how T cell fate decisions are made (e.g. development, activation, differentiation, effector functions), and (ii) increasing their working knowledge of how to manipulate these decisions to direct T cells towards a desired outcome, such as increasing responses to vaccines or tumors, preventing transplant rejection, or attenuating autoimmunity.

Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Associate Professor, Immunobiology, Associate Professor, Medicine, Associate Professor, Clinical Translational Sciences, Associate Professor, Applied BioSciences - GIDP, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute

Julie Ledford's research focuses on respiratory disease, and genetic and molecular mechanisms of allergic airway diseases in children.

Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Associate Professor, Immunobiology, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Pediatrics, Director, Asthma / Airway Disease Research Center, Endowed Chair, Swift - McNear, Regents Professor, Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Professor, BIO5 Institute
Department Head, Immunobiology, Co-Director, Arizona Center on Aging, Professor, Immunobiology, Professor, Medicine, Professor, Nutritional Sciences, Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Professor, Neuroscience - GIDP, Professor, BIO5 Institute
Associate Professor, Pathology - (Research Scholar Track), Associate Professor, Applied BioSciences - GIDP, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute

We are studying how tumor cells escape immunosurveillance, a hallmark of cancer, in aggressive lymphomas. MHCII is a protein important for immunosurveillance. We are studying the underlying mechanisms of altered regulation of MHCII in lymphoma cells and its effects on tumor immunosurveillance.

Associate Professor, Nutritional Sciences, Associate Professor, Immunobiology, Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Associate Professor, Cancer Biology - GIDP, Associate Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP
Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Director, Arizona Center for the Biology of Complex Diseases (ABCD), Associate Director, Asthma / Airway Disease Research Center, Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Director, Willed Body Program, Professor, Cancer Biology - GIDP, Professor, Neuroscience - GIDP, Professor, BIO5 Institute
Assistant Professor, Immunobiology, Assistant Professor, Cancer Biology - GIDP, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute
Assistant Professor, Surgery, Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute