• James W. Lillard, Jr., Ph.D.

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  • James W. Lillard, Jr., Ph.D., MBA
      Associate Dean, Research Affairs
    Director, Office of Translational Technologies & MSM GRA VentureLab
    Director, MSM Cancer Research Program
    Professor, Department of Microbiology, Biochemistry, and Immunology

    Contact Information

    Phone: (404) 752-1863
    Fax: (404) 752-1179

    B.S., Ohio State University (Electrical & Computer Science engineering)
    Ph.D., University of Kentucky College of Medicine, (Microbiology & Immunology)
    execM.B.A., Emory University - Goizueta Business School (Healthcare & Biotechnology)

    Research Interests
    A current deficiency in understanding the induction of mucosal immunity, inflammation and cancer progression is the lack of comprehension for the role chemokines play in mediating immunity and cellular migration and invasion. Chemokines are a family of proteins that affect the chemotaxis of cells as well as angiogenesis. Our laboratory studies the mechanisms by which chemokines enhance or suppress: mucosal immunity, inflammation, and cancer cell metastasis.

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