Sykes Lab

Location and Contact Information

650 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
United States

Principal Investigator

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    • Director, Columbia Center for Translational Immunology
    • Director of Research, Transplant Initiative
    • Director, Bone Marrow Transplantation Research, Division of Hematology/Oncology

Dr. Sykes' own laboratory program currently includes major projects in the area of xenograft tolerance induction in humanized mouse models; unique humanized mouse models for the analysis and treatment of autoimmune diseases, including Type 1 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis (the “personalized immune” mouse); studies of lymphocyte turnover, chimerism and T cell trafficking in patients receiving intestinal and liver transplants; tracking of alloreactive T cells in human transplant recipients; and both pre-clinical and clinical studies of non-myeloablative hematopoietic cell transplantation for the induction of allograft tolerance.

Lab Members

  • Nicole Danzl, PhD

    • Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Jianing Fu, PhD

    • Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Mohsen Khosravi Maharlooei, MD

    • Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Elizabeth Waffarn, PhD, DVM

    • Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Tara Talaie, MD

    • Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Zhou (Francis) Fang, MD, MS

    • Staff Associate
  • Wenyu Jiao, MD

    • Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Christopher Parks, PhD

    • Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Hao Wei Li, PhD

    • Faculty Researcher
  • Xiaolan Ding

    • Staff Associate
  • Brittany Shonts

    • Staff Associate
  • Rebecca T Jones

    • Staff Associate
  • Amber Wolabaugh

    • Student
  • Austin Chen

    • Student
  • Katherine Long

    • Staff Associate
  • Vrushali Agashe, PhD

    • Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Constanza Bay Muntnich, MD

    • Postdoctoral Researcher