John E. Coligan

National Institutes of Health, USA

John E. Coligan received his Ph.D. degree from Indiana University, Ind, USA, and did postdoctoral research at the City of Hope Research Institute. After two years as an Assistant Professor at Rockefeller University, he was a founding member of the Laboratory of Immunogenetics, NIAID, NIH. He has served as the Head of the Biological Resources Branch and Laboratory of Molecular Structure. In 1998, he joined the Laboratory of Allergic Diseases and became the Chief of the Receptor Cell Biology Section (RCBS). In 2007, this section moved to the Laboratory of Immunogenetics. His major areas of research include transcriptional regulation of expression of DAP-10, CD94, and NKG2 genes; analysis of NK receptor/target ligand interaction, emphasizing confocal microscopic and other cell imaging techniques; and cell biology of NK-receptor trafficking focusing on common and distinguishing features of activation and inhibitory receptors.

Biography Updated on 8 February 2011

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