Marco Colonna, MD
Year elected: 2003
Current membership category: Senior
ProfessorWashington 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
Honors and awards
National Academy of Sciences (2019)
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.
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis (Primary)
Deborah J. Veis, MD, PhD is the representative at this institution.