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Jeff Rathmell, PhD.

Associate Professor

Jeff received his B.S. from the University of Northern Iowa in Biology ('91) followed by PhD training in immunology at Stanford University in the lab of Christopher Goodnow ('96) and post-doctoral training in the lab of Craig Thompson at the University of Chicago and University of Pennsylvania. Jeff started his lab at Duke University in 2003. The focus of his work at Duke has been on regulation of cell death pathways in immunity and more recently on how metabolic pathways influence lymphocyte fate in inflammatory diseases as well as leukemia.
The lab...

Current Lab Members

Alfredo Caro-Maldonado, PhD. Post-doc. Regulation of B cell metabolism in activation and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.

Nancie MacIver, MD/PhD. Pediatric Endocrinology Assistant Professor. The role of Leptin and AMPK in T cell metabolism and function.

Pankuri-Goraksha-Hicks, PhD, Post-doc. Mechanisms of Glut1 trafficking in lymphocyte activation.
Ryan Michalek, PhD, Post-doc. The role of glucose metabolism in T cell-mediated inflammation and nuclear hormone receptors in T cell metabolism and function.
Andrew Macintyre, PhD, Post-doc. Regulation of cell death by glucose metabolism in immunity and leukemia
Valerie Gerriets, Graduate Student, Pharmacology. Nuclear hormone receptors and control of lymphocyte metabolism and fate
Tingyu (Violet) Liu, Graduate Student, Pharmacology. Metabolic control of Bcl-2 family proteins in leukemia
Amanda Nichols, Research Tech. Regulation of B cell metabolism in autoimmunity
Dante Moore, Research Tech. Research assistance for Nancie MacIver.
Weihong Hu, Research Tech. Research assistance.
Past Lab Members
Jonathan Coloff, Ph.D. (2010, pharmacology)
Emily F Mason, M.D./Ph.D. (2010, molecular cancer biology)
Sarah Jacobs, Ph.D. (2009, molecular cancer biology)
Heather Wieman, PhD. (2008, molecular cancer biology)
Jessica Wofford, PhD. (2007, pharmacology)
Yuxing Zhao, PhD. (2007, pharmacology)
Kathleen O'Hara, M.A. (2009, immunology)
Leigh Ann Samsa (2009, Duke undergraduate)
Brian Altman, Ph.D. (2011, molecular cancer biology)