Thomas R. Hawn, MD, PhD
Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Global Health

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Tom’s laboratory examines why individuals have different susceptibility to infections and whether these insights can lead to novel treatment and vaccine strategies. Studies include examining the functional and clinical significance of human variation in the innate immune system and its regulation of susceptibility to tuberculosis and other infections. His laboratory defines and characterizes the cellular function of genetic polymorphisms in innate immune response genes and the mechanisms of how they regulate susceptibility to human infection with an overall goal of elucidating novel therapeutic strategies.