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Providers > Physicians > Willi K. Born
I am interested in the biology of lymphocytes expressing gamma/delta T cell receptors (gamma/delta T cells). I am studying gamma/delta T cells in the mouse and in mouse models of diseases, including diseases of the airways and lung.
Department of Immunology & Microbiology
American Association of Immunologists
German Society for Immunology
O’Brien, R.L., Roark, C.L., Jin, N., Aydintug, M.K., French, J.D., Chain, J.L., Wands, J.M., Johnston, M. and Born, W.K. ?d T cell receptors - functional correlations. Immunological Reviews. In press.
Born, W.K., Reardon C.L. and O’Brien, R. The function of ?d T cells in innate immunity. Curr. Op. Immunol., 17:1-8 (2006).
Simonian, P.L., Roark, C.L., del Valle, F.D., Palmer, B.E., Douglas, I.S., Ikuta, K., Born, W.K., O’Brien, R.L., and Fontenot, A.P. Regulatory role of ?/d T cells in the recruitment of CD4+ and CD8+ T cells to lung and subsequent pulmonary fibrosis. J. Immunol. In press, 2006.
Reardon, C.L., Hu, L.-j., Xiang Yin, Born, W.K., Arden, B. and O’Brien, R.L. A new mechanism for generating TCR diversity: a TCR Ja-like gene that inserts partial nucleotide sequences in a D-gene manner. Molecular Immunology, in press, 2006.
Reardon, C.L., Born, W.K., and O’Brien, R.L. A unique V?5-T-Cell population in the murine mammary gland. Molecular Immunology, 43: 1057-61, 2006.
Professor, Department of Immunology
2006: NJMRC "Faculty Citizen of the Year"
2005: Visiting Professor, PUMC, Beijing, China
1989: Investigator Award, Cancer Research Institute
1982: Fellow: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
1974: Fellow: Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes
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