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Lab Members

Principal Investigators

Minsoo Kim
Minsoo Kim, Ph.D.
Phone: (585) 276-3917
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Research Interest: Innate and adaptive immune responses and cancer immunotherapy
Jim Miller
Jim Miller, Ph.D.
KMRB 3-9649
Phone: (585) 275-9698
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Research Interest: Molecular and cellular events that regulate T cell signaling and activation
Nozomi Nishimura
Research Interest: How the vasculature, immune, inflammatory systems and cells native to a tissue interact in disease states.
Patrick Oakes
Research Interest: Using high resolution quantitative microscopy and bioengineering approaches to probe mechanical interactions in cellular processes
David Topham
David Topham, Ph.D.
KMRB 3-9631
Phone: (585) 273-1403
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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.


Steve Georas
Steve Georas, M.D.
KMRB 2-9617
Phone: (585) 275-4861
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Research Interest: Defining molecular pathways by which allergens and particulates activate epithelia and dendritic cells in the lung immune system
Kihong Lim
Kihong Lim, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Phone: (585) 273-1435
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Research Interest: Innate immunity in influenza infection, Regulation of immune responses via trail formation
Juilee Thakar
Juilee Thakar, Ph.D.
KMRB 3-9611
Phone: (585) 276-6925
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Research Interest: Systems approach utilizing bioinformatics, and dynamic modeling tools to study immune response to infections and vaccination.

Research Staff

Emily Billotti
Emily Billotti
Center Administrator
Erin Lee
Erin Lee
Sr. Information Analyst
Phone: (585) 273-1400
Kris Lambert Emo
Kris Lambert Emo
Technical Associate II
KMRB 3-9852
Phone: (585) 273-1408
Research Interest: We propose to develop primary mouse airway epithelial cell organoids. These will be infused with activated and memory CD8 OT-I T cells as an in vitro model of the airways to study motility. Organoids offer several advantages such as the ability to use genetically engineered epithelial cells as well as Tcells, they are optically transparent, and we seek to gather higher resolution imaging and fine measurements of T cell/EC cell behaviors related to motility that are difficult or impossible to obtain in vivo.
David Oleksyn
David Oleksyn
Technical Associate I

Research Assistants

Juliana Najjar
Juliana Najjar
Undergraduate Student