Member Biography

Janice S. Blum

Janice Blum, Ph.D.

635 Barnhill Drive
MS 5009
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Phone: (317) 278-1715

Research Program Membership

Chancellor's Professor
Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

Department of Microbiology and Immunology
IU School of Medicine

Studies in the Blum laboratory are focused on understanding the intracellular reactions required for antigen processing and display by class II histocompatibility proteins. Several projects are examining the role of cell stress including ROS and autophagy in modulating host immune recogntion and responses to tumors, autoantigens and pathogens. Work is also underway to examine the role of myeloid cells in promoting and conversely, suppressing host immunity.

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Post-doctoral Fellowship - Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 1987-1991

Post-doctoral Fellowship - Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 1984-1987

Ph.D. - Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 1984