Center for Immunity and Inflammation (CII)


i3D Faculty Symposium Summer 2017
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Message from the Director, Dr. William C. Gause



The Center for Immunity and Inflammation (CII) at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School is a multidisciplinary and highly collaborative center with laboratories dedicated to researching allergies; chronic autoimmune diseases like Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis; fungal pathogens; pain management; sepsis; toxoplasmosis; and Vitamin D. An exciting emerging area of investigation includes inflammatory skin conditions such as acne and rosacea.

The CII is an integral part of the Institute for Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases (i3D) a Chancellor level institute on the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) campus. Infection and Inflammation has been selected as a signature area of strategic development and the i3D is already poised to become a national leader in this specialized area.

Cores Facilities include Biostatistics Core; Center for Genome Informatics; Experimental Histology & Confocal Imaging Core; Flow Cytometry and Immunology Core Laboratory; Molecular Resource Facility; and the Transgenic Core Services among others.

CII faculty welcome graduate students and PhD candidates into their laboratories so they can gain valuable research experience in a variety of exciting projects. If you are interested in working in one of our labs, send your resume/CV to Jennifer Yaney.

In the news

The i3D and CII received a $1 million grant from the MCJ Amelior Foundation that will support a comprehensive research program in the field of acne and rosacea, including the recruitment of an up-and-coming researcher.

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Amariliz Rivera, PhD,
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Mark Siracusa, Assistant Professor of Medicine both received their first large NIH R01 grants in 2015/2016.  Yuan-Xiang Tao, MD, PhD Vice Chair of Research, Department of Anesthesiology received a large NIH grant for researching mechanisms of chronic pain and novel ways of blocking pain signals.

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