A Commitment to Immunology

Investigators at the Carter Immunology Center seek a fundamental understanding of how the immune system works in order to develop the revolutionary new treatments focused on controlling the immune response for major diseases such as cancer, heart disease and asthma.

Immunological research is intensely multi-disciplinary and ideally collaborative, relying on well-trained immunologists interacting with researchers in other biomedical disciplines. These considerations drive our organization and educational programs. We identify, train, and support the career paths of the next generation of immunology researchers.

Dr. Jie Sun Discusses COVID-19 Immunity and Long COVID in The Scientist Webinar and The Immunology Podcast
Dr. Jie Sun Discusses COVID-19 Immunity and Long COVID in The Scientist Webinar and The Immunology Podcast

Jie Sun, PhD, professor of medicine in the Department of Medicine, Infectious Diseases Division and the Carter Immunology Center, discusses his work on mucosal immunity after COVID-19 natural infection or vaccination in The Scientist magazine webinar entitled “COVID-19″ Lessons Learned”; … Read More

CIC Investigators partnered with colleagues from the La Jolla Institute (LJI) for a joint project
CIC Investigators partnered with colleagues from the La Jolla Institute (LJI) for a joint project

CIC Investigators partnered with colleagues from the La Jolla Institute (LJI) to utilize single cell multi-omic analysis of human circulating immune cells to identify the B cell subtype in humans that is associated with IgE sensitization to alpha gal and … Read More

Dr. Loren Erickson and Dr. Coleen McNamara receive NIH R01 to study the role of IgE and alpha gal in Coronary Artery Disease
Dr. Loren Erickson and Dr. Coleen McNamara receive NIH R01 to study the role of IgE and alpha gal in Coronary Artery Disease

The research project seeks to understand the effects of IgE to alpha-gal on atherosclerotic plaque development and define immune mechanisms mediating IgE sensitization to alpha-gal linked to atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease in mice and humans. Dr. Loren Erickson, Associate Professor in … Read More

Harish Narasimhan from Sun Lab has New Review Paper in Science Immunology Discussing Immune Responses in Long COVID, and Related Article Published in The Conversation

Long COVID-19 and other chronic respiratory conditions after viral infections may stem from an overactive immune response in the lungs Viruses that cause respiratory diseases like the flu and COVID-19 can lead to mild to severe symptoms within the first few … Read More


Isaac Babcock

Title: Caspase-1 in cx3cr1-expressing cells promotes acute immune responses to Toxoplasma gondii

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Susan Kovats, PhD

Seminar Title: Tissue-resident innate immune cells in the respiratory tract during viral infection

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Ana Royo Marco

Title: Treating head injury induced tauopathies by boosting the coverage of meningeal lymphatics

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Chongzhi Zang, PhD

Seminar Title: Chromatin and transcriptional regulation in CD8+ T cells

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Anupam Prakash

Title: CMV infection enhances RBC alloimmunization in mice and humans

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