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Joanne Turner, PhD


Professor, Microbial Infection and Immunity

Member, Center for Microbial Interface Biology ​

Courtesy appointments:  ​
Infectious Diseases

Contact information:​
786 Biomedical Research Tower (BRT)
460W 12th Ave., Columbus OH 43210
Phone: (614) 292-6724
Publications
 

Research Interests

Dr. Turner has two primary research programs related to the study of immune function in response to the human pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The first focuses on the changes that take place in the immune system during the natural aging process and how those changes can influence both innate and adaptive immune function during infection with M. tuberculosis. The second is studying immune responses that correlate with an individual's susceptibility to reactivate a previously latent infection with M. tuberculosis. Using different mouse strains with variable susceptibilities to M. tuberculosis the laboratory has identified several cytokines, including interleukin-10, and cellular mechanisms that are associated with reactivation disease.
 
Laboratory Personnel

Varun Dwivedi

S/RA-LM

688-1628

736 BRT

varunbio@gmail.com

Cynthia Canan

G/BGP

688-4790

770 BRT

canan.20@osu.edu

Colwyn Headley

BGP

688-4790

770 BRT

colwyn.headley@osumc.edu

Jacob Horvath

V

688-4790

770 BRT

horvath.176@osu.edu

Jenna Nagy

U

688-4790

770 BRT

nagy.156@buckeyemail.osu.edu