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Organization


Chief

Ronald E. Gress, M.D.

Office of the Chief Staff

Tracey Chinn, Clinical Coordinator (Contr)
Matthew Lucas, Summer Student
Monica Pittenger, Program Specialist

Investigators

Ronald E. Gress, M.D., Branch Chief
Head, Transplantation Immunology Section

Research Team:
• Catherine V. Bare, Research Chemist
• Nataliya Buxbaum, M.D., Clinical Fellow
• Kevin Chua, B.S, Research Biologist
• Sean Campbell Dougherty, Postbaccalaureate Fellow
• Don Farthing, Laboratory Technician (Contr)
Francis A. Flomerfelt, Ph.D., Staff Scientist
• Samir Kaveeshwar, Summer Student
• HyeKyung Kim, Research Fellow
Philip J. Lucas, Ph.D., Staff Scientist
• Sarfraz A. Memon, M.D., Research Chemist
• Minnie Ostvig, Summer Student
• Kyle Risos, Special Volunteer
• Gregory Swan, Postbaccalaureate Fellow
• Jiun Wang, Research Biologist
Kirsten M. Williams, M.D., Adjunct Investigator
Daniel H. Fowler, M.D., Senior Investigator
Head, Cytokine Biology Section

Research Team:
Shoba M. Amarnath, Ph.D., Staff Scientist
• Austin Cheng, Summer Student
• Tania Felizardo, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (Visiting)
• Jason E. Foley, M.S., Research Biologist
David C. Halverson, M.D., Staff Clinician
• Steven Larrick, Summer Student
• Nina Rao, Postbaccalaureate Fellow
• Samuel Taylor, Postbaccalaureate Fellow
Luca Gattinoni, M.D., Investigator

Research Team:
• Sanjivan Gautam, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (Visiting)
• Jinhui Hu, Postdoctoral Fellow (Visiting)
• Yun Ji, Ph.D., Research Fellow
• Semele Liu, Summer Student
• Chien Zhou, Summer Student
Dennis D. Hickstein, M.D., Senior Investigator
Head, Molecular Oncology and Gene Transfer Section

Research Team:
Thomas R. Bauer Jr., Ph.D., Staff Scientist
• Lisa J. Embree, Research Biologist
• Heather R. Hunt, D.V.M., Special Volunteer
• Jeanelle Spencer, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (CRTA)
• Laura Tuschong, Research Biologist
• Robert West, Ph.D., Research Biologist
James N. Kochenderfer, M.D., Investigator

Research Team:
• Claudia Geldres, Postdoctoral Fellow (CRTA)
• Victoria Shi, Research Biologist

Adjunct Investigator

Kirsten M. Williams, M.D., Adjunct Investigator

Staff Clinicians

Juan C. Gea-Banacloche, M.D.

Research Team:
• Maria Vivancos-Gallego, Special Volunteer
David C. Halverson, M.D.
Steven Z. Pavletic, M.D., M.S.
Head, Graft-versus-Host and Autoimmunity Unit

Research Team:
• Lauren Curtis, M.D., Clinical Fellow
• Masenjka Katic, Special Volunteer
• Licia Masuch, Patient Care Coordinator (Contr.)

Staff Scientists

Shoba M. Amarnath, Ph.D.
Cytokine Biology Section
Thomas R. Bauer Jr., Ph.D.
Molecular Oncology and Gene Transfer Section
Francis A. Flomerfelt, Ph.D.
Transplantation Immunology Section
Frances T. Hakim, Ph.D.
Head, Preclinical Support Services

Research Team:
• Susan Dhamala, Postbaccalaureate Fellow
• Vicki S. Fellowes, Research Biologist
• Jacqueline Ford, Summer Student
• Matin Imanguli, D.D.S, Special Volunteer
• Jeremy J. Rose, Research Biologist
• Xiao-Yi Yan, M.D., Research Biologist
Philip J. Lucas, Ph.D.
Transplantation Immunology Section
William G. Telford, Ph.D.
Head, Flow Cytometry Core Facility

Research Team:
• Nga Hawk, Ph.D., Research Biologist
• Veena Kapoor, B.S., Research Biologist

Other Groups and Programs


Clinical Research Core
Ronald E. Gress, M.D., Head
Daniele N. Avila, M.S.N., C.R.N.P., Nurse Practitioner
Judy Baruffaldi, Patient Care Coordinator
Bazetta Blacklock-Schuver, B.S.N, Nurse Specialist
Ellen B Carroll, Nurse Specialist
Stephanie Cotton, Nurse Specialist
Brenna Hansen, Nurse Specialist
Jennifer Hsu, Nurse Specialist
Jennifer Mann, Nurse Practitioner
Tiffani Taylor, M.S., P.H., P.A., Physician Assistant
Jennifer Wilder, Nurse Specialist