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Immunity, Inflammation, and Disease Laboratory

Anton M. Jetten, Ph.D.
Anton M. Jetten, Ph.D.
Chief, Immunity, Inflammation, and Disease Laboratory and Principal Investigator
Tel (919) 541-2768
Fax (919) 541-4133
jetten@niehs.nih.gov
P.O. Box 12233
Mail Drop D2-01
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709
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Michael B. Fessler, M.D.
Michael B. Fessler, M.D.
Deputy Chief, Immunity, Inflammation, and Disease Laboratory and Principal Investigator
Tel (919) 541-3701
Fax (919) 541-4133
fesslerm@niehs.nih.gov
P.O. Box 12233
Mail Drop B2-01
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709
Delivery Instructions
human body with pictures of pollutants, food diet, pathogens, and allergens

Research Summary

The Immunity, Inflammation, and Disease Laboratory focuses on understanding how the human body protects itself against environmental exposures. Diet, commercial chemicals, or bacterial allergens, may pose a threat to the body, and as a result, the immune system produces white blood cells that recognize and respond to these foreign substances called antigens. Sometimes the white blood cells release too many chemicals in the blood, which leads to inflammation. Laboratory members investigate the mechanisms that cause inflammatory diseases that occur in the thymus, heart, lungs, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, and intestine.

Scientific Support Staff

Georgie Pagan
Administrative Specialist
Tel (919) 541-0123
Fax (919) 541-4133
pagan3@niehs.nih.gov
Lee Ann McCray
Administrative Tech. O/A
Tel (919) 541-3253
Fax (919) 541-4133
mccray2@niehs.nih.gov
A. Ligon Perrow
Biologist
Tel (919) 541-0137
Fax (919) 541-4133
perrow@niehs.nih.gov
Laura Miller-DeGraff
Biological Science Laboratory Technician
Tel (919) 541-2193
miller12@niehs.nih.gov

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