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John Looney, M.D. Installed as Rosenfeld Distinguished Professor

On June 20, 2014, John Looney, M.D. was installed as the Dr. Stephen I. Rosenfeld and Elise A. Rosenfeld Distinguished Professor in Allergy and Clinical Immunology at a celebration in the company of his colleagues and friends at the Genesee Valley Club in Rochester. Dr. Looney is board certified in allergy and immunology as well as rheumatology, infectious diseases and internal medicine and has been on the faculty since 1984. Dr. Looney is a compassionate clinician, has mentored countless students, residents and fellows and has a distinguished career in basic and clinical research. Drs Rosenfeld and Looney

                                 Dr. Stephen Rosenfeld and Dr. John Looney


Dr. John Looney is one of six URMC faculty members to begin new research projects

Six URMC faculty members are beginning new research projects funded by Clinical and Translational Science Institute pilot awards for 2014-2015. The CTSI's pilot program offers faculty members one-year awards for up to $50,000 to facilitate new research and future funding. Dr. Looney's project will examine the role of the gut microbiome in preventing allergic diseases.


Long-term B cell depletion in murine lupus eliminates autoantibody-secreting cells and is associated with alterations in the kidney plasma cell niche.
Wang W, Rangel-Moreno J, Owen T, Barnard J, Nevarez S, Ichikawa HT, Anolik JH.
J Immunol. 2014 Apr 1;192(7):3011-20. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1302003. Epub 2014 Feb 26.

Neutrophil-mediated IFN activation in the bone marrow alters B cell development in human and murine systemic lupus erythematosus.
Palanichamy A, Bauer JW, Yalavarthi S, Meednu N, Barnard J, Owen T, Cistrone C, Bird A, Rabinovich A, Nevarez S, Knight JS, Dedrick R, Rosenberg A, Wei C, Rangel-Moreno J, Liesveld J, Sanz I, Baechler E, Kaplan MJ, Anolik JH.