Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases Center

Center for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

Infectious diseases continue to rank high among global mortality factors, especially in developing countries, and systemic inflammation has been identified as a root case of many chronic disorders in the developed world.

“We are in a new era of immunology research. Our increasing understanding of immune cells and their interactions is rapidly leading to new drugs that improve the efficacy of existing drugs and address unmet clinical needs of complex diseases, including cancer.”

- Carl Ware, Ph.D., Center Director

 

Understanding the fundamentals of inflammation and immunity

Our primary mission is directed at understanding the fundamental mechanisms of inflammation and immunity as the underlying processes essential to host defense and cancer, and the cause of pathologic tissue destruction in autoimmune disease.

Program

Immunity and Pathogenesis Program

By studying how the immune system functions, we can design therapies to manipulate immune cells to fight disease.

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Publications

A signature of circulating inflammatory proteins and development of end-stage renal disease in diabetes.

Niewczas MA, Pavkov ME, Skupien J, Smiles A, Md Dom ZI, Wilson JM, Park J, Nair V, Schlafly A, Saulnier PJ, Satake E, Simeone CA, Shah H, Qiu C, Looker HC, Fiorina P, Ware CF, Sun JK, Doria A, Kretzler M, Susztak K, Duffin KL, Nelson RG, Krolewski AS

Nat Med 2019 May ;25(5):805-813

Novel Antimycobacterial Compounds Suppress NAD Biogenesis by Targeting a Unique Pocket of NaMN Adenylyltransferase.

Osterman AL, Rodionova I, Li X, Sergienko E, Ma CT, Catanzaro A, Pettigrove ME, Reed RW, Gupta R, Rohde KH, Korotkov KV, Sorci L

ACS Chem Biol 2019 May 17 ;14(5):949-958

Metascape provides a biologist-oriented resource for the analysis of systems-level datasets.

Zhou Y, Zhou B, Pache L, Chang M, Khodabakhshi AH, Tanaseichuk O, Benner C, Chanda SK

Nat Commun 2019 Apr 3 ;10(1):1523

B-Vitamin Sharing Promotes Stability of Gut Microbial Communities.

Sharma V, Rodionov DA, Leyn SA, Tran D, Iablokov SN, Ding H, Peterson DA, Osterman AL, Peterson SN

Front Microbiol 2019 ;10:1485

A sparse covarying unit that describes healthy and impaired human gut microbiota development.

Raman AS, Gehrig JL, Venkatesh S, Chang HW, Hibberd MC, Subramanian S, Kang G, Bessong PO, Lima AAM, Kosek MN, Petri WA Jr, Rodionov DA, Arzamasov AA, Leyn SA, Osterman AL, Huq S, Mostafa I, Islam M, Mahfuz M, Haque R, Ahmed T, Barratt MJ, Gordon JI

Science 2019 Jul 12 ;365(6449)

Effects of microbiota-directed foods in gnotobiotic animals and undernourished children.

Gehrig JL, Venkatesh S, Chang HW, Hibberd MC, Kung VL, Cheng J, Chen RY, Subramanian S, Cowardin CA, Meier MF, O'Donnell D, Talcott M, Spears LD, Semenkovich CF, Henrissat B, Giannone RJ, Hettich RL, Ilkayeva O, Muehlbauer M, Newgard CB, Sawyer C, Head RD, Rodionov DA, Arzamasov AA, Leyn SA, Osterman AL, Hossain MI, Islam M, Choudhury N, Sarker SA, Huq S, Mahmud I, Mostafa I, Mahfuz M, Barratt MJ, Ahmed T, Gordon JI

Science 2019 Jul 12 ;365(6449)

A signature of circulating inflammatory proteins and development of end-stage renal disease in diabetes.

Niewczas MA, Pavkov ME, Skupien J, Smiles A, Md Dom ZI, Wilson JM, Park J, Nair V, Schlafly A, Saulnier PJ, Satake E, Simeone CA, Shah H, Qiu C, Looker HC, Fiorina P, Ware CF, Sun JK, Doria A, Kretzler M, Susztak K, Duffin KL, Nelson RG, Krolewski AS

Nat Med 2019 May ;25(5):805-813

Metascape provides a biologist-oriented resource for the analysis of systems-level datasets.

Zhou Y, Zhou B, Pache L, Chang M, Khodabakhshi AH, Tanaseichuk O, Benner C, Chanda SK

Nat Commun 2019 Apr 3 ;10(1):1523

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