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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.
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.
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.
Phone: (585) 275-4861
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Research Interest:

Defining molecular mechanisms for respiratory-virus induced epithelial barrier dysfunction; exploring the use of oscillometry in the diagnosis and management of airways disorders; and determining how race neutral PFT interpretation strategies impact the utility of spirometry

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.
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

David Oleksyn
David Oleksyn
Technical Associate I

Research Assistants

Juliana Najjar
Juliana Najjar
Undergraduate Student