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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)
460 W 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:  770 Biomedical Research Tower, 614-688-4790

Personnel

Russell Ault

Graduate Student

russell.ault@osumc.edu

Varun Dwivedi

Research Associate

varun.dwivedi@osumc.edu

Shalini Gautam

Postdoctoral Researcher

gautum.26@osu.edu

Colwyn Headley

Graduate Student

colwyn.headley@osumc.edu

Jenna Nagy

Undergraduate

nagy.156@osu.edu

​Tucker Piergallini Graduate Student​ piergallini.11@osu.edu​
 

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