Robert Rock Belliveau Professor of Pathology and Immunology

Research Interests

My laboratory studies the function of natural killer (NK) cells, dendritic cells (DC) and plasmacytoid dendritic cells (PDC) in innate immune responses.

Professional Education
  • MD, 1983 Specialization in Internal Medicine, 1988
  • Pathology & Immunology
  • Division of Immunobiology
  • Hope Center for Neurological Disorders
  • Bursky Center for Human Immunology & Immunotherapy Programs (CHiiPs)
  • Center for Brain Immunology & Glia (BIG)
  • Neurogenetics & Transcriptomics
  • Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences
  • Rheumatic Diseases Research Resource-Based Center
  • Siteman Cancer Center

Colonna Lab

Colonna Lab

The laboratory is broadly interested in innate immunity, focused on three main areas:
1) Innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) in mucosal immunity 
2) Innate immune mechanisms in Alzheimer`s disease and neurodegeneration
3) Plasmacytoid dendritic cells and IFNα/β in host defense and autoimmunity

PI: Marco Colonna, MD