Understanding the basis for immune system development, activation, and function is essential for the creation of new preventive and therapeutic strategies to improve health. The department is focusing its research and resources in the areas of neonatal immunology, T cell biology, mucosal immunology, and macrophage biology.

Related: Cornell Center for Immunology

Douglas Antczak

Douglas Antczak, VMD, PhD
Professor of Equine Medicine at Baker Institute for Animal Health

Pregnancy immunology and placental development; equine genetics and genomic imprinting; equine immunology and infection

Avery August

Avery August, PhD
Professor of Immunology and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Immune cell activation and signaling in development, response to infection and respiratory inflammation

Dr. Margaret Bynoe

Margaret Bynoe, PhD
Professor of Immunology

The molecular basis of antigen induced immune suppression and the modulation of the innate immune system response in immunity against cancer; the role of adenosine in immune and central nervous system barrier regulation

Pamela Chang

Pamela Chang, PhD
Assistant Professor of Immunology

Identification of metabolites produced by the gut microbiota that regulate the host immune system and the development of chemical tools to modulate the immune response

Theodore Clark

Theodore Clark, PhD
Professor of Parasitology & Immunology

Vaccine Development; Mitochondrial Dynamics; Evolution of Antigen Presentation in teleost fish; Biology of the ciliated protozoa Tetrahymena and Ichthyophthirius

Deborah Fowell

Deborah Fowell, PhD
Department Chair, Professor

Regulation of immunity at tissues sites of infection and inflammation, immune imaging, intravital multiphoton microscopy

Gary Koretzky

Gary Koretzky, MD, PhD
Vice Provost for Academic Integration, Professor

Cynthia Leifer

Cynthia Leifer, PhD
Professor of Immunology

Understanding innate immunity from the inside out: Toll-like receptors, signaling, dendritic cells, and controlling microbial infection

Brian Rudd

Brian Rudd, MPH, PhD
Associate Professor of Immunology

Developmental immunology; host response to infection

David Russell

David Russell, PhD
William Kaplan Professor of Infection Biology

The biology of intracellular infection, with emphasis on Mycobacteria

Brian VanderVen

Brian VanderVen, PhD
Associate Professor of Bacteriology

Physiology of the intracellular pathogen M. tuberculosis