Immunology; infectious disease; inflammation; signal transduction
Current Research Interest
Regulation of CD8 T cell response to infectious disease; regulation of development and activation of T cell subsets; signals regulating lung inflammation and cytokine production; signals regulating allergic response
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Ruth Kirschstein Diversity in Science Award
Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences Distinguished Alumnus Award
Community of Scholars Teaching Award
American Society for Cell Biology E.E. Just Award
American Society for Microbiology (ASM)/Indo-US Science and Technology Forum
Owen, David L., Shawn A. Mahmud, Louisa E. Sjaastad, Jason B. Williams, Justin A. Spanier, Dimitre R. Simeonov, Roland Ruscher, et al. “Thymic Regulatory T Cells Arise Via Two Distinct Developmental Programs.” Nature Immunology 20 (2019): 195-205.
Huang, Weishan, Sabrina Solouki, Nicholas Koylass, Song-Guo Zheng, and Avery August. “ITK signalling via the Ras/IRF4 pathway regulates the development and function of Tr1 cells.” Nature Communications 8 (2017): 15871.