Marco Colonna, MD
Year elected: 2003
Current membership category: Senior
Professor
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Pathology and Immunology
BJC Ins of Health at Washington University
660 S. Euclid
St. Louis, MO 63110
United States of America
Phone: 314-362-0367
Facsimile: 314-747-0809

Honors and awards

National Academy of Sciences (2019)

Biographical statement

My laboratory focuses on receptors mediating innate immune responses; our accomplishments include identifying the Killer cell Ig-like receptors and defining HLA polymorphisms as their inhibitory ligands as well as discovering the LILR and TREM inhibitory/activating receptor families. We also discovered that plasmacytoid dendritic cells (PDC) play a crucial role in type I IFN responses. PDC and their role in host responses to pathogens, autoimmunity and cancer continue to be a major focus of my laboratory.

Institutional affiliations

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis (Primary)
Deborah J. Veis, MD, PhD is the representative at this institution.

Specialties

Immunology
Pathology

Positions held

Professor