The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

Cancer, Immunology and Inflammation

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Margherita Cantorna
Distinguished Professor in Molecular Immunology
Chair, Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Vitamin A and vitamin D regulation of the microbiota and host immunity. Utilizing animal models of multiple sclerosis, inflammatory bowel disease and gastrointestinal infection.
Pamela Hankey
Professor of Immunology

The role of receptor tyrosine kinases in normal physiology and disease progression; the downstream signals that mediate these responses in vivo and in vitro.
Mary Kennett
Professor, Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences
Director, Animal Resource Program

The pathogenesis of infectious disease: examining bacterial virulence and associated pathology in relation to host immune responses.
Laura Klein
Professor of Biobehavioral Health

Matam Vijay Kumar
Assistant Professor, Nutritional Science

Innate Immunity-Gut Microbiotal Interactions in Metabolic Diseases such as diabetes and obesity; Host Metabolic Adaptations to Inflammation; Lipocalin 2 - mediated Iron Homeostasis in Inflammation.
Andrea Mastro
Professor of Microbiology and Cell Biology

Breast cancer and the immune system; how metastatic, osteolytic breast cancer cells affect osteoblasts.
Robert Paulson
Professor of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

The Paulson lab studies the mechanisms that regulate tissue regeneration with a focus on understanding the response to anemic and hypoxic stress. In addition we are interested in how infection and inflammation affect erythroid development.
Sandeep Prabhu
Professor of Immunology and Molecular Toxicology

Molecular mechanisms by which bioactives such as selenium, omega-3 fatty acids, and other products of natural origin alter the host response and immune function in inflammation and cancer
Connie Jo Rogers
Assistant Professor and Occupant of the Broadhurst Career Development Professorship for the Study of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Role of changes in energy balance and related nutritional factors on inflammation, immune regulation and cancer risk using both animal models and human subjects.
A. Catharine Ross
Professor in Nutritional Science and Occupant of Dorothy Foehr Huck Chair

Vitamin A metabolism; hepatic retinoid function and gene expression; vitamin A in infection and immunity.