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Klaus Ley, MD

  • Co-Director, IMMCG
  • Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar
  • Professor, Physiology

Research.com's top 1000 researchers, Dr. LeyLey will serve as the co-director of the Immunology Center of Georgia. Ley is currently a professor at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology and an adjunct professor of bioengineering at the University of California San Diego. The Ley laboratory utilizes single-cell technologies (scRNA-Seq with CITE-Seq) in combination with high-resolution optical imaging (TIRF, STORM and multiphoton) to profile immune cell populations during cardiovascular disease in both human samples and animal models. Ley is a fellow of the American Heart Association and he has previously served as president of the North American Vascular Biology Organization. He has also received the 2008 Bonazinga Award, the 2010 Malpighi award, the 2017 Landis award and the 2020 Pioneers in Cardiology Award. Ley currently serves on the editorial boards of Circulation Research, The Journal of Clinical Investigation and The Journal of Experimental Medicine.

 

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Catherine C. 'Lynn' Hedrick, PhD

  • Co-Director, IMMCG
  • GRA Bradley Turner Eminent Scholar
  • in Vascular & Cancer Immunology
  • Head, Cancer Immunology, Inflammation, & Tolerance (CIIT), GCC
  • Professor, Medicine

Hedrick will serve as both the co-director of the Immunology Center of Georgia and the director of the Cancer Immunology, Inflammation and Tolerance (CIIT) Program of the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University. Hedrick has been a professor at La Jolla Institute for Immunology since 2009.Her research focuses on innate myeloid cell interactions in atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease. Specifically, her laboratory employs mass cytometry and CITE-Seq to determine how myeloid cells regulate immune responses to both cancer and atherosclerosis. Her work has uncovered specific subsets of monocytes as contributors to the progression of atherosclerosis and responsiveness to anti-tumoral immunotherapy. Hedrick has received the Hoeg Award for Basic and Clinical Research in Cardiovascular Disease and a Vascular Biology Award from the American Heart Association, as well as recent recognition as a world expert in monocytes from Expertscape. Hedrick has trained multiple researchers during her career and is a recipient of the American Heart Association Mentoring Award.

 

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Faculty

Dr. Kunzhe Dong

  • Assistant Professor

Dr. Marco Orecchioni

  • Assistant Professor

Dr. Yangfang "Peipei" Zhu

  • Assistant Professor

Affiliated Faculty

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Ahmed Chadli, PhD

  • Associate Professor, Medicine
  • Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Associate Professor, Graduate studies
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Yan Cui, PhD

  • Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Professor, Graduate Studies
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Yukai He, MD, PhD

  • Professor, Graduate Studies
  • Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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Theodore Johnson, MD, PhD

  • Associate Professor, Pediatrics
  • Associate Professor, Graduate Studies
  • Associate Professor, DNRM
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Hasan Korkaya, DCM, PhD

  • Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Associate Professor, School of Graduate Studies
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Kebin Liu, PhD

  • Professor, Georgia Cancer Center
  • Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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Santhakumar Manicassamy, PhD

  • Professor, Department of Medicine
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Nagendra Singh, PhD

  • Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Professor, Department of Pathology
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Huidong Shi, PhD

  • Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Professor, Graduate Studies
  • Member,
  • Molecular Oncology and Biomarkers Program
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David Munn, PhD

  • Professor, Pediatric Oncology
  • Co-Director, Pediatric Immunotherapy Program
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Gang Zhou, PhD

  • Professor, Georgia Cancer Center, Department of Medicine
  • Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Professor, The Graduate School, Augusta University

 

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  • Business Manager

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  • Lab Manager