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Laboratory of Immunology

Building 10, Room 10S219
10 Center Drive, MSC 1858
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-1858
Phone: 496-3123
Fax: 402-0485

NEI Laboratory of Immunology

Mission Statement

The goal of the Laboratory of Immunology is to perform cutting edge, quality research in immunology and infectious diseases that is designed to better understand the normal physiologic state and the processes which perturb it, with special emphasis on inflammatory mechanisms in the eye as a model system. In pursuit of this goal we capitalize on the unique research environment at NIH and the constant interaction between clinician and basic researcher. We recognize and support creativity and individualism under the umbrella of programmatic needs in order to maintain a strong basic research portfolio and achieve the rapid translation of insights gleaned from that research to the bedside.


The Laboratory is headed by its Chief, Dr. Robert Nussenblatt. Day-to-day operations are overseen by the Deputy Lab Chief, Dr. Rachel Caspi.

The Laboratory of Immunology is composed of the following Sections:
(Click on the name of the Section to see its home page)

Section: Head: E-mail: Phone: (301)
Clinical Immunology Robert Nussenblatt, M.D. 435-5139
Experimental Immunology Igal Gery, Ph.D. 496-4159
Immunopathology Chi-Chao Chan, M.D. 496-0417
Immunoregulation Rachel Caspi, Ph.D. 496-6394
Molecular Immunology Charles Egwuagu, Ph.D 496-0049
Immunology & Virology John Hooks, Ph.D. 496-6578


Department of Health and Human Services NIH, the National Institutes of Health