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Fabio Re, PHD

Professor

Fabio Re graduated from the University of Milan in 1989. In the lab of Dr. Alberto Mantovani at the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research he conducted studies on the role of the Interleukin-1 receptor type II that led to the concept of “decoy receptor”, a paradigm later found to apply to other cytokine systems.

In 1994 he moved to Columbia University, New York, in the lab of Dr. Jeremy Luban where he studied the effect of HIV infection on cell cycle progression.

In 1999 he joined the lab of Dr. Jack Strominger at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, where he studied several aspects of the biology of toll-like receptors (TLR), including the differential activation of dendritic cells by TLR agonists and the interaction of LPS with TLR4/MD-2. During this period he held an Instructor position in the Department of Pathology of the Harvard Medical School.

In 2004 he was appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular Sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. His research efforts remained focused on innate immunity. He was tenured and promoted to Associate Professor in 2010.

In 2012 he joined the Department of Microbiology and Immunology of Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science as Associate Professor with Tenure.

Fabio serves as grant reviewer for the National Institute of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Welcome Trust. He is Associate Editor for The Journal of Immunology and reviewer for several immunological journals.

He was promoted to Professor in 2019.

Research Interests

Our lab studies the interaction of the host with pathogens and commensals. We focus our attention on inflammation and innate immune pathways activated in response to infection or vaccination. Particular attention is devoted to Toll-like receptors (TLR) and Nod-like receptors (NLR), the tissue injury caused by unrestrained neutrophils activation, and the role of “innate” B1 B cells.  These processes are investigated using animal models of infection with the NAID Select Agents Francisella tularensis and Burkholderia pseudomallei

Re Lab Protocols

List of lab protocols

Publications

See his publication history here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/browse/collection/53310382/?sort=date&direction=ascending