Research Interest: The role of B cells in the pathophysiology of human systemic lupus and
rheumatoid arthritis and the study of new immuno-modulatory treatments
Research Interest: Cutaneous allergic inflammation, Atopic Dermatitis (eczema)
Research Interest: Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Microenvironmental Regulation of Hematopoietic Stem Cells in the Bone Marrow
Research Interest: Influenza Viruses; Virus Polymerase HIV Vaccine Development; NeuroAIDS Research
Research Interest: Type Three Secretion System mediated pathogenesis of V. cholerae
Research Interest: Differentiation of CD4 T lymphocytes in infectious and autoimmune disease
Research Interest: Immunity to Tumor Antigens.
Research Interest: Molecular mechanisms and potential pharmacological and gene therapeutic interventions for neurologic disease associated with HIV-1 infection of the central nervous system.
Research Interest: Defining molecular pathways by which allergens and particulates activate epithelia and dendritic cells in the lung immune system
Dr. Gerber is a tumor immunologist whose laboratory focuses on harnessing the immune system to recognize and kill cancerous cells. His lab uses an immunotherapeutic approach to enhance the efficacy of chemo/radiotherapies to treat both primary and metastatic malignancies. He is also the Co-Director of the Center for Tumor Immunology Research
Research Interest: Microbial pathogens and the impact of human microbial flora on human health and disease.
Research Interest: Androgen Effects on Reproduction and Cancer
Research Interest: Food allergies disorders, caused by milk, eggs and peanuts.
Research Interest: Innate and adaptive immune responses and cancer immunotherapy
Research Interest: Delineating mechanisms by which environmental exposures during different life stages alter immune function; discovering how environmental factors modulate epigenetic programming of the developing immune system, and the consequences of these changes on susceptibility to infectious, allergic, or autoimmune disease later in life.
Research Interest: Cell Mediated Immunity to Tumors
Research Interest: Mechanisms of metabolic network manipulation induced by viral infection and oncogenic mutation.
Research Interest: The basic biology of glial cells in the CNS and the role of astrocytes in several neurological diseases, including stroke, spinal cord injury, epilepsy, tremor, and ALS. Research is aimed at defining new strategies for the treatment of neurological diseases that target astrocytic dysfunction.
Research Interest: Defining neuro-inflammatory processes that contribute to pathology and disease progression in Alzheimer's disease, as well as late CNS effects following radiation exposure
Research Interest: Experimental platform using the amphibian Xenopus for research in immunotoxicology, fundamental and medical immunology
Research Interest: Influenza specific immunity, vaccine design and regulation of T cell responses to pathogens.
Research Interest: Inflammatory bone loss as seen in rheumatoid arthritis, infections, tumor metastasis and wear debris induced osteolysis around prosthetic implants
Research Interest: Systems approach utilizing bioinformatics, and dynamic modeling tools to study immune response to infections and vaccination.
Research Interest: Multiple roles of virus-specific Band T cells in determining the outcome of viral infection of the respiratory tract. Long term protective effect of immunological mechanisms.
Research Interest: Cell Adhesion, Mechanical and thermodynamic properties of biological membranes; cellular mechanics and function of cytoskeletal proteins
Research Interest: Innate immunity, Host-microbial interactions, Immunoparasitology, Mucosal immunology