Editors for Immunology and Inflammation

We aim to publish studies that provide new insights into the development and function of the immune system and inflammatory processes, irrespective of model organism. We also welcome studies on associated human diseases, new therapeutic strategies, and development of new methodologies or interdisciplinary studies that integrate immunology and inflammation with other research fields. Read the latest research in this subject area.

Senior editors

  1. Arup K Chakraborty

    Arup K Chakraborty

    Senior Editor

    Arup K Chakraborty is the Robert T Haslam Professor of Chemical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, and Biological Engineering at MIT. He is the founding Director of MIT’s Institute for Medical Engineering and Science. He is also a founding steering committee member of the Ragon Institute of MIT, MGH, and Harvard, and an Associate Member of the Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard. After obtaining his PhD in chemical engineering and postdoctoral studies, he joined the faculty at the University of California at Berkeley in December 1988. He rose through the ranks, and ultimately served as the Warren and Katherine Schlinger Distinguished Professor and Chair of Chemical Engineering, Professor of Chemistry, and Professor of Biophysics at Berkeley. He was also Head of Theoretical and Computational Biology at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. In September 2005, Chakraborty moved to MIT.

    His entire career has been focused on research at the intersection of disciplines. After an early career in engineering of polymers and catalysts, since 2000 Chakraborty’s work has focused on bringing together immunology and the physical and engineering sciences; more specifically, the intersection of statistical mechanics and immunology. His interests span T-cell signaling, T-cell development and repertoire, and a mechanistic understanding of HIV evolution, antibody evolution, and vaccine design. Chakraborty’s work at the intersection of disciplines has been recognized by numerous honors, including the NIH Director’s Pioneer Award, the EO Lawrence Medal for Life Sciences from the US DOE, the Allan P Colburn and Professional Progress awards from the AIChE, a Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar award, and a National Young investigator award. Chakraborty was elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering for completely different bodies of work. He is also a member of the National Academy of Medicine, making him one of 21 individuals who are members of all three branches of the US National Academies. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and serves on the US Defense Science Board. Chakraborty has received four teaching awards at Berkeley and MIT.

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Physics of Living Systems
    Research focus
    computational biology
    immunology
    statistical mechanics
    signaling
    virology
    protein evolution
    Competing interests statement
    Arup Chakraborty is funded by the NIH and the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard.
  2. Wendy S Garrett

    Wendy S Garrett

    Senior Editor

    Wendy Garrett is the Melvin J and Geraldine L. Glimcher Associate Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and an Associate Member of the Broad Institute. Her work explores host-microbiota interactions underlying mucosal immune homeostasis, gastrointestinal inflammatory disorders, and cancer. She graduated from the Yale College; received her MD PhD from Yale University and completed post-graduate training at Harvard.

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    host-microbiota interactions
    microbiome
    mucosal immunology
    Competing interests statement
    Wendy Garrett receives funding from the National Institutes of Health, Hoffman-LaRoche, and Groupe Danone. She is a member of the Cell Reports and Journal of Clinical Microbiology editorial boards. She consults for Janssen and serves on the scientific advisory boards of Synlogic and Evelo Biosciences.
  3. Michel C Nussenzweig

    Michel C Nussenzweig

    Senior Editor

    Michel Nussenzweig is the Zanvil A Cohn and Ralph Steinman Professor of Molecular Immunology and a Senior Physician at the Rockefeller University Hospital. Since 1990 he has been an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Dr Nussenzweig obtained his PhD working with Dr Ralph Steinman on the role of Dendritic Cells in initiating immunity. He received his MD degree from New York University Medical School and trained in Medicine and Infectious Diseases at the Massachusetts General Hospital. As a postdoctoral fellow working with Dr Philip Leder in the Deparment of Genetics at Harvard Medical School he became interested in the development of antibody producing B lymphocytes. Dr Nussenzweig’s current research is focused on understanding the development of humoral immune responses. His laboratory uses molecular biology, mouse genetics, and perfoms experimental medicine studies in human volunteers to elucidate basic principles in immunology and medicine. Dr Nussenzweig was elected to the US National Academy of Medicine in 2009 and the US National Academy of Sciences in 2011.

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    adaptive immunity
    innate immunity
    HIV
    dendritic cells
    Competing interests statement
    Michel Nussenzweig has received funding from the Howard Hughes Insititute, the US National Institutes of Health, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Roberston Fund at Rockefeller University. He is an editor of the Journal of Experimental Medicine, and the Journal of Immunological Methods. He is on the scientific advisory board of Celldex Therapeutics.
  4. Tadatsugu Taniguchi

    Tadatsugu Taniguchi

    Senior Editor

    Tada Taniguchi is Professor Emeritus of The University of Tokyo and Project Professor of the Department of Molecular Immunology, Institute of Industrial Science of The University. He also serves as Director of the Max Planck–The University of Tokyo Center for Integrative Inflammology. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Zurich. His work principally concerns the mechanisms of signal transduction and gene expression that underlie immunity and oncogenesis. Many of his research projects have stemmed from his original discovery of two cytokine genes, interferon-beta and interleukin-2. These discoveries have laid the groundwork for the molecular characterization of the various systems of cytokines as well as therapeutic advances achieved by the administration of cytokines. One extension of this research was his discovery of a new family of transcription factors, the interferon regulatory factors (IRFs), which he and others have since identified as playing integral roles in the regulation of the immunity, inflammation and cancer. He has received numerous awards, including the Robert Koch Prize, Pezcoller-AACR International Award for Cancer Research, and was bestowed the Person of Cultural Merit award from the Government of Japan. He was also elected Foreign Associate Member of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, in 2003 and International Member of the National Academy of Medicine in 2016.

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    inflammation
    innate immunity
    adaptive immunity
    immunological disease
    tumor immunity
    gene regulation in immune cells
    signaling in immune cells
    gene regulation in host defence
    Competing interests statement
    Tada Taniguchi has received funding from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology in Japan. He is a member of the editorial boards of Annual Review of Immunology, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and Immunity. He is a member of the board of directors of the Japan Molecular Biology Society, and served as member of the Science Council of Japan between 2005 and 2011. He also served as co-chairperson of the International Affairs Committee of The American Association for Cancer Research between 2002 and 2008.

Reviewing editors

  1. Jeremy Luban

    University of Massachusetts Medical School, United States

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    viral replication
    pathogenesis
    immunity
  2. Bruno Lemaitre

    Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    innate immunity
    pattern recognition
    entomopathogens
    Experimental organism
    Drosophila
  3. Facundo Batista

    Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard, United States

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    b cell receptor
    B cells
    immunology
    signalling
    Experimental organism
    mouse
  4. Pamela Bjorkman

    California Institute of Technology, United States

    Expertise
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    structural biology
    immunology
    HIV
  5. Xuetao Cao

    Zhejiang University School of Medicine, China

    Expertise
    Cancer Biology
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    immunology of apcs
    TLR signalling and immune regulation
    cancer immunotherapy and gene therapy
  6. Michael Dustin

    University of Oxford, United Kingdom

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    immunological synapse
    cell adhesion
    T cell activation
    immune cell migration
    microscopy
  7. Ronald N Germain

    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, United States

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    T-cell receptor signalling
    immune cell migration
    cell-cell interaction
  8. Urszula Krzych

    Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, United States

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    malaria
    adaptive immunity
    vaccines
  9. Tomohiro Kurosaki

    Osaka University, Japan

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    B cells
    antibody
    signaling
  10. Andrew MacPherson

    Reviewing Editor

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    mucosal immunity
    function of IgA
    mechanisms of host-microbial mutualism
  11. Anna Pyle

    Yale University, United States

    Expertise
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    RIG-I like receptors
    innate immunity
    antiviral signaling
    helicases
    group II intron
    vaccine adjuvants
    RNA design
    computational modeling
    RNA structure
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse
    viruses
  12. Yijun Qi

    Reviewing Editor

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Plant Biology
    Research focus
    plant small RNAs
    long non-coding RNAs
    Experimental organism
    rice
    arabidopsis thaliana
  13. Satyajit Rath

    Agharkar Research Institute (ARI) and Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), India

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    lymphocyte development
    lymphocyte responses
    macrophage activation
    immunity in disease
  14. Shimon Sakaguchi

    Osaka University, Japan

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    B cells
    immune tolerance
    autoimmune disease
    tumor immunity
  15. David Wallach

    The Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    immune defense
    programmed cell death
    activation of transcription factors
  16. Wayne M Yokoyama

    Washington University, United States

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    NK cells
    innate immune system
    topoisomerases
    MCMV
    CPXV