Immunofluorescence staining of human NKT cells clustered with dendritic cells
© J. Gumperz, Gumperz Lab

Immunology

Anyone who has overcome a bout of the flu or received a vaccination can appreciate the essential, protective role of the immune system. Yet, the simple idea of an individual’s ability to protect itself from foreign agents becomes exponentially more complex when studied at a cellular and molecular level. MMI immunology faculty are no strangers to the labyrinthine world of cells, molecules, and signaling pathways that act in our defense. Some of our faculty focus on broadly applicable immunological phenomena such as the contribution of NKT cell autoreactivity to tolerance, the regulatory role of gamma delta T cells, or mechanisms of leukocyte migration. Other MMI immunology faculty study host-pathogen relationships, often in the context of reliably adapted animal models. The development and efficacy of Blastomyces dermatitidis and Borrelia burgdorferi vaccines, the contribution of innate and adaptive cellular responses to resistance in African trypanosomiasis, and the manipulation of innate immune cells by Toxoplasma gondii constitute a few of the research foci within the context of specific infectious diseases.

Investigators

Jenny Gumperz

Position title: Professor of Medical Microbiology & Immunology

Email: jegumperz@wisc.edu

Phone: Office: (608) 263-6902, Laboratory: 263-6310

Address:
4305 Microbial Sciences Building

Anna Huttenlocher

Position title: Professor of Medical Microbiology & Immunology and Pediatrics

Email: huttenlocher@wisc.edu

Phone: Office: (608) 265-4642, Laboratory: 265-4669

Address:
4205 Microbial Sciences Building

Bruce Klein

Position title: Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine, and Medical Microbiology & Immunology

Email: bsklein@wisc.edu

Phone: Office: (608) 263-9217, Laboratory: 263-6203

Address:
4303 Microbial Sciences Building

Laura Knoll

Position title: Professor of Medical Microbiology & Immunology

Email: ljknoll@wisc.edu

Phone: Office: (608) 262-3161, Laboratory: 262-4242

Address:
3303 Microbial Sciences Building

Yun Liang

Position title: Assistant Professor

Email: liang95@wisc.edu

Phone: Office: (608) 890-0686, Lab: (608) 890-0688

Address:
3205 Microbial Sciences Building

Jeniel Nett

Position title: Associate Professor of Medicine and Medical Microbiology & Immunology

Email: jenett@medicine.wisc.edu

Phone: Office: (608) 262-7494, Laboratory: (608) 265-0417

Address:
5203 Microbial Sciences Building

John-Demian (JD) Sauer

Position title: Associate Professor of Medical Microbiology & Immunology

Email: sauer3@wisc.edu

Phone: Office: (608) 263-1529, Laboratory: 263-4230

Address:
4203 Microbial Sciences Building

Judith (Judy) Smith

Position title: Associate Professor

Email: jsmith27@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 263-1251

Address:
600 Highland Ave - H4/4

Robert (Rob) Striker

Position title: Associate Professor of Medicine and Medical Microbiology & Immunology

Email: rtstriker@wisc.edu

Phone: Office: (608) 263-2994, Laboratory: 263-5794

Address:
3301 Microbial Sciences Building