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Garnett H. Kelsoe, DSc

James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Immunology
Campus Mail: 117 Jones Bldg, 207 Research D, Box 3010 DUMC, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 613-7815
Email: ghkelsoe@duke.edu

1. Lymphocyte development and antigen-driven diversification of immunoglobulin and T cell antigen receptor genes.
2. The germinal center reaction and mechanisms for clonal selection and self - tolerance. The origins of autoimmunity.
3. Interaction of innate- and adaptive immunity and the role of inflammation in lymphoid organogenesis.
4. The role of secondary V(D)J gene rearrangment in lymphocyte development and malignancies.
5. Mathematical modeling of immune responses, DNA motifs, collaborations in bioinformatics.
6. Humoral immunity to influenza and HIV-1.

Education and Training

  • Professor, Microbiology And Immunology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 1994 - 1998
  • AssociateProfessor, Microbiology & Immunology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 1989 - 1994
  • Associate Professor, Microbiology, University of Texas, Medical Branch at Galveston, 1988 - 1989
  • Assistant Professor, Microbiology, University of Texas, Medical Branch at Galveston, 1982 - 1988
  • D.Sc., Harvard University , 1979

Selected Grants and Awards

Selected Publications

Kelsoe, G. H., and T. H. Weller. “Immunodiagnosis of infection with Schistosoma mansoni: enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for detection of antibody to circulating antigen.” Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 75, no. 11 (November 1978): 5715–17. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.75.11.5715.

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