Marco Colonna, MD
Year elected: 2003
Current membership category: Senior
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.



Positions held