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. Wendy S Garrett

    Wendy S Garrett

    Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, United States

    Wendy Garrett is a Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, co-Director of the Harvard Chan Center for the Microbiome in 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
    Human Biology and Medicine
    Research focus
    host-microbiota interactions
    microbiome
    mucosal immunology
    Competing interests statement
    Wendy Garrett serves on advisory boards of Evelo Biosciences, Kintai Therapeutics, and Leap Therapeutics. She is a member of the Cell Reports and Journal of Clinical Microbiology editorial boards.
  2. Karla Kirkegaard

    Stanford University School of Medicine, United States

    Karla Kirkegaard is the Violetta L Horton Research Professor of Genetics and former Chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology in the Stanford University School of Medicine. She received her PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with James C Wang at Harvard University, and performed her postdoctoral work in the laboratory of David Baltimore at the Whitehead Institute. As an Assistant and Associate Professor at the University of Colorado in Boulder, she received numerous awards, including a fellowship from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, an American Cancer Society Young Investigator Award, a Searle Scholar Award, and sponsorship by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Karla Kirkegaard combined her interests in biochemistry, cell biology, and genetics in the study of RNA virology, using poliovirus and other positive-strand RNA viruses to understand the cell biology of viral infections and the genetics of viral variability. Since her move to Stanford University School of Medicine in 1996, her interests have focused increasingly on the impact of basic science discoveries on the transmission of viruses in infected hosts. Kirkegaard’s honors include an Ellison Foundation Senior Scholar Award in Global Infectious Disease and, in 2006, the NIH Director’s Pioneer Award, for her approach to guide the selection of antiviral targets with the goal of suppressing the drug-resistant RNA genomes that will inevitably be formed due to the high error rates of RNA replication. She has been recently elected as a Member of the National Academies of Arts and Sciences and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Her work continues to focus on the mechanisms of diversity and propagation of viruses and suppression of this diversity and spread.

    (Reproduced from http://web.stanford.edu/group/kirkegaard/karla.html)

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    drug resistance
    viral evolution
    dominant genes
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse
    viruses
  3. Satyajit Rath

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

    Satyajit Rath was trained as a physician and a pathologist in Pune and Mumbai, India. He has worked on various issues related to the mechanisms involved in the development and functioning of the immune system since the nineteen-eighties, initially in post-doctoral stints across the world and then as a faculty member at the National Institute of Immunology (NII) in New Delhi over 1991-2017. Over 2017-2018, he held the Agharkar Chair at the Agharkar Research Institute, Pune, India. Currently, he is an adjunct faculty member at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) in Pune, at the Translational Health Science and Technology Institute, Faridabad, India, and at the Christian Medical College,Vellore, India. Satyajit also works on science-and-society policies as well as science education and outreach with both government agencies and civil society groups.

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    immune physiology
    lymphocyte development
    lymphocyte responses
    macrophage activation
    immunity in disease
    Competing interests statement
    Research support for Satyajit's group over the years has come mainly from agencies of the government of India. He serves as a member of the scientific advisory committees/councils as well as management boards of a number of life science institutions in India. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for Frontiers in Immunology. He is a non-executive director of Ahammune Biosciences Private Limited, Pune, India, and a member of the scientific advisory boards of Curadev Pharma Private Limited, NOIDA, India, and Mynvax Private Limited, Bangalore, India.
  4. Tadatsugu Taniguchi

    Tadatsugu Taniguchi

    Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo, Japan

    Tada Taniguchi is Professor Emeritus of The University of Tokyo and Advisor to the Office of President, working at the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology of the University. He also served as Director of the Max Planck–The University of Tokyo Center for Integrative Inflammology from 2014 to 2018. 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, International Member of the National Academy of Medicine in 2016 and Associate Member of EMBO in 2018.

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    inflammation
    innate immunity
    adaptive immunity
    immunological disease
    anti-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, and Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development in Japan. He is a member of the editorial boards of 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. Pamela Bjorkman

    California Institute of Technology, United States

    Expertise
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    structural biology
    antibody-antigen interactions
    rapidly-mutating viruses
    immunogen design
  2. Melanie M Brinkmann

    Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    herpesviruses
    innate immunity
    intracellular trafficking
  3. 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
  4. Jean-Laurent Casanova

    The Rockefeller University, United States

    Expertise
    Genetics and Genomics
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    human genetics
    immunology
    infectious diseases
    primary immunodeficiency
    inborn errors of immunity
    Experimental organism
    human
  5. Vincenzo Cerullo

    University of Helsinki, Finland

    Expertise
    Cancer Biology
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    oncoimmunology
    cancer immunity
    immunotherapy
    cancer vaccines
    oncolytic viruses
    oncolytic vaccines
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse
    Syrian hamster
  6. Isaac Chiu

    Harvard Medical School, United States

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Neuroscience
    Research focus
    neuroimmunology
    pain
    microglia
    somatosensation
    infection
  7. Miles P Davenport

    University of New South Wales, Australia

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    virology
    immunity
    vaccines
    HIV/AIDS
    mathematical modeling
    host-pathogen interactions
    biostatistics
  8. Michael Dustin

    University of Oxford, United Kingdom

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    immunological synapse
    cell adhesion
    T cell activation
    immune cell migration
    microscopy
  9. John D Fryer

    Mayo Clinic, United States

    Expertise
    Neuroscience
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    neurodegeneration
    Alzheimer's disease
    microglia
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse
  10. Sonia Garel

    Ecole Normale Superieure, France

    Expertise
    Neuroscience
    Developmental Biology
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    brain development
    plasticity
    neuroglial interactions
    microglia
    Experimental organism
    mouse
  11. Florent Ginhoux

    Agency for Science Technology and Research, Singapore

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Neuroscience
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    dendritic cells
    monocytes
    macrophages
    development
    hematopoiesis
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse
  12. Nicola L Harris

    Monash University, Australia

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    type 2 immunity
    helminth infection
    microbiota
    mucosal immunology
  13. Brandon Harvey

    NIDA/NIH, Intramural Research Program, United States

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Cell Biology
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Neuroscience
    Research focus
    ER stress
    ER calcium
    neuroinflammation
    gene therapy
    cellular neuroscience
    gene delivery
    Experimental organism
    rat
    mouse
    human cells
  14. Tiffany Horng

    ShanghaiTech University, China

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Cell Biology
    Research focus
    immunometabolism
    macrophage biology
    intermediary metabolism
    macrophage metabolism
    mitochondria
    Experimental organism
    mouse
  15. Xiaoyu Hu

    Tsinghua University, China

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    macrophages
    immunometabolism
    intestinal epithelium
    human immunology
    inflammation
  16. Stipan Jonjic

    University Rijeka, Croatia

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    innate immunity
    viral immunology
    host responses to murine cytomegalovirus infections in mice
    Experimental organism
    mouse
  17. 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
  18. Tomohiro Kurosaki

    Osaka University, Japan

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    B cell signal
    antibody
    signaling
    B lymphocyte
    B cell fate decisions
  19. Bruno Lemaitre

    Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    innate immunity
    gut
    Drosophila
    pattern-recognition
    entomopathogens
    insect endosymbionts
    Experimental organism
    D. melanogaster
  20. Jeremy Luban

    University of Massachusetts Medical School, United States

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    viral replication
    pathogenesis
    immunity
  21. Yuting Ma

    Suzhou Institute of Systems Medicine, China

    Expertise
    Cancer Biology
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Cell Biology
    Research focus
    tumor immunology
    immunotherapy
    tumor microenvironment
    stress responses
    neuroendocrine-immune crosstalk
    cell death
  22. Andrew MacPherson

    University of Bern, Switzerland

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    mucosal immunity
    function of IgA
    mechanisms of host-microbial mutualism
  23. Bernard Malissen

    Aix-Marseille University, France

    Expertise
    Genetics and Genomics
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    immunology
    T cells
    T cell activation
    T cell development
    interactomics
    functional genomics
    dendritic cells
  24. Armita Nourmohammad

    University of Washington, United States

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Evolutionary Biology
    Physics of Living Systems
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    population genetics
    computational immunology
    adaptive immunity
    statistical physics
    deep mutational scanning
    information theory
    statistical inference
    gene expression evolution
    Experimental organism
    D. melanogaster
    human
    viruses
  25. Mary X O'Riordan

    University of Michigan Medical School, United States

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    innate immunity
    ER stress
    mitochondrial stress
    gram-positive bacteria
    gram-negative bacteria
    macrophages
  26. Marion Pepper

    University of Washington, United States

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    CD4+ T cells
    B cells
    immune memory
    malaria
    allergy
  27. Yijun Qi

    Tsinghua University, China

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Plant Biology
    Research focus
    plant small RNAs
    long non-coding RNAs
    Experimental organism
    rice
    A. thaliana
    viruses
  28. Ellen A Robey

    University of California Berkeley, United States

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    thymocyte
    thymus
    positive and negative selection
    intracellular infection
    CD8 T cell
    cell fate decisions
    mouse models
  29. Carla V Rothlin

    Yale University, United States

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    innate immunity
    response to cell death
    macrophage biology
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse
  30. Shimon Sakaguchi

    Osaka University, Japan

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    B cells
    immune tolerance
    autoimmune disease
    tumor immunity
  31. Sara L Sawyer

    University of Colorado Boulder, United States

    Expertise
    Evolutionary Biology
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    viral emergence and zoonosis
    host-virus arms races
    innate immunity
    dengue
    HIV
    genomics
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse
    viruses
  32. John W Schoggins

    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, United States

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    virology
    virus-host interactions
    innate immunity
    interferon biology
    antiviral defenses
    effector mechanisms
    mouse models of viral pathogenesis
  33. Christina L Stallings

    Washington University School of Medicine, United States

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Research focus
    bacterial pathogenesis
    bacterial transcription
    innate immune responses
    host-pathogen interactions
    Experimental organism
    M. tuberculosis
  34. Beth Stevens

    Boston Children's Hospital, United States

    Expertise
    Neuroscience
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    microglia
    neuron-glia interactions
    synapse loss
    neuro-immune interactions
    activity-dependent circuit refinement
    Experimental organism
    mouse
  35. Russell E Vance

    University of California, Berkeley, United States

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    innate immunity
    bacterial pathogenesis
    interferon
    inflammasomes
    pathogen-sensing
    Experimental organism
    mouse
    L. pneumophila
    M. tuberculosis
  36. David Wallach

    The Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    apoptosis
    caspase
    cell death
    necroptosis
    NF-kB
    TNF
    TNF-family
  37. Chyung-Ru Wang

    Northwestern University, United States

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    MHC Ib-restricted T cells
    CD1
    antigen presentation
    lipid antigens
    M. tuberculosis
    immunity against bacterial pathogens
    Experimental organism
    mouse