Versiti - Immunobiology | Versiti Blood Research Institute


Research spanning work on T cells, B cells and NK cells, as well as neuroimmunology, T cell receptor structure and function, and vaccine development.

Immunobiology Research


Historically, immunobiology has been a cornerstone of Versiti research. Initial work focused on understanding the importance of antibody/antigen recognition in successful blood transfusions. Versiti investigators played an important role in the performance of the first allogeneic bone marrow transplant and the creation of the national marrow donor program.

As knowledge of the complexity of the immune system has grown, so has Versiti’s research program. Versiti Blood Research Institute investigators work on a range of immunological questions that help to explain mechanisms impacting disease states.

Areas of immunobiology research include:

  • T cells, B cells and NK cells
  • Neuroimmunology
  • T cell receptor structure and function
  • Vaccine development

Bonnie N. Dittel, PhD

Dr. Gilbert C. White II Endowed Faculty Chair, Senior Investigator
Bonnie N. Dittel, PhD

Subramaniam Malarkannan, PhD

Gardetto Chair for Immunology and Immunotherapy, Senior Investigator
Subramaniam  Malarkannan, PhD

Demin Wang, PhD

John B. and Judith A. Gardetto Chair for Cancer Research, Senior Investigator
Demin  Wang, PhD

Jack Gorski, PhD

Senior Investigator Emeritus
Jack Gorski, PhD
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Scientific research and training are important parts of Versiti’s mission. Our research programs involve basic and clinical scientists at Versiti Blood Research Institute.
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