Stephen D Miller, PhD

Stephen D Miller, PhD

Director, Interdepartmental Immunobiology Center

Judy Gugenheim Research Professor of Microbiology-Immunology

Professor of Microbiology-Immunology and Dermatology



Tarry Building Room 6-713
300 E Superior
Chicago IL 60611

s-d-miller( at )

Education and Certification

PhD: Pennsylvania State University, MicroImmunology (1975)
Postdoctoral Fellowship: University of Colorado, Cellular Immunology (1978)


Description of Interests

The laboratory is interested in understanding the mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis and immunoregulation of T cell-mediated autoimmune diseases, allergic disease, and rejection of tissue and organ transplants. In particular, we are studying the therapeutic use of short-term administration of costimulatory molecule agonists/antagonists and specific immune tolerance induced by infusion of antigen-coupled apoptotic cells and PLG nanoparticles for the treatment of animal models of multiple sclerosis and type 1 diabetes, allergic airway disease, as well as using tolerance for specific prevention of rejection of allogeneic and xenogeneic tissue and organ transplants.

Interests (Keywords)

Autoimmune Diseases; Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolism; Immune Regulation; Immunology; Multiple Sclerosis; Neuroscience; Transplantation; Viral Pathogenesis

Research and Publications

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