Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Comprehensive Transplant Center

Immune Monitoring Core


The mission of the Immune Monitoring Core is to provide translational mechanistic studies in human solid organ and cellular transplantations.

About Us

The Immune Monitoring Core is located at 300 E. Superior Street, Suite 1100.  It is a component of the Comprehensive Transplant Center (CTC) under the direction of Drs. Joseph Leventhal and James Mathew.

The Immune Monitoring Core is dedicated to assisting investigators with a central resource for human immune monitoring needs for translational and clinical transplantation research projects.  It provides a valuable and unique research opportunity for translational mechanistic studies in organ and stem cell transplantation. 

The core offers a wide variety of immune monitoring services, supported by a robust and specialized team of lab personnel and faculty directors.  The core provides the necessary expertise in the increasingly specialized investigative paths within immune monitoring.

Personnel include a specialized team with associate directors in Renal, Liver, Pancreas, Islet transplantation as well as composite tissue allografts. 


The Immune Monitoring Core currently provides the following services to the investigators of the CTC as well as the other investigators in Northwestern University and beyond.  Investigators will be responsible for the costs incurred for their projects and prior animal protocol approval.

Humanized mouse assays for stem cell and immune subset mediated tolerance, including use of NSG mouse human skin graft model (with the Microsurgery Core)

Starting a Project

To discuss starting a transplant project using the services of the Immune Monitoring Core of the Comprehensive Transplant Center, please contact:

Joseph Leventhal, MD, PhD

James Mathew, PhD

Joseph Leventhal, MD, PhD
Clinical Director, Immune Monitoring Core

James Mathew, MD
Director, Immune Monitoring Core

Immune Monitoring Core Brochure

To read additional information about this core download our brochure.