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Donna L. Farber, PhD

Principal Investigator, Columbia Center for Translational Immunology
Chief, Division of Surgical Sciences

Lab Members:

Daniel Paik, MD/PhD student
Stuart Weisberg, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology
Mark Snyder, Clinical Fellow
Rebecca Guyer, Staff Associate
Michael Chait, Lab Technician
Thomas Connors, M.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Pranay Dogra, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Filip Cvetkovski, Graduate Student
Masa Kubota, MD, Instructor of Surgery
Michelle Miron, Graduate Student
Puspa Thapa, Postdoctoral Research Scientist


Teijaro, J.R., Turner, D., Nam, Q., Wherry, E.J., LeFrançois, L. and Farber, D.L. (2011) Cutting Edge: Tissue-retentive lung memory CD4 T cells mediate optimal protective responses to influenza. J. Immunol. 187:5510-14.

Sathaliyawala, T., Kubota, M., Yudanin, N., Turner, D., Camp, P., Thome, J.C., Bickham, K.L., Lerner, H., Goldstein, M., Sykes, M., Kato, T and Farber, D.L. (2013) Distribution and compartmentalization of human circulating and tissue-resident memory T cells. Immunity. 38: 187-197. (Also see preview article in same issue by Neuenhahn and Busch, D.H., "Whole body anatomy of human T cells". Immunity. 38:10-12.)

Turner, D.L., Bickham, K.L., Farber, D.L. and Lefrancois, L. (2013) Splenic priming of virus-specific CD8 T cells following influenza infection. J. Virol. 87:4496-506. Turner, D.L., Bickham, K.L., Thome, J.J.T., Kim, C., D'Ovidio, F., Wherry, E.J. and Farber, D.L. (2014) Lung resident niches for the generation and maintenance of influenza-specific memory T cells. Mucosal Immunology. 7:501-10.

Farber, D.L. , Yudanin, N.A. and Restifio, N.P. (2014) Human Memory T cells: generation, compartmentalization and homeostasis. Nature Reviews Immunology.14:24-35. (featured on cover) PMCID:PMC4032067

Turner, D.L., Gordon, C.L. and Farber, D.L. (2014) Tissue resident T cells, in situ immunity and transplantation. Immunol. Reviews. 258:150-166. Zens, K.D. and Farber, D.L. (2015) Memory CD4 T cell responses to influenza virus. Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology. 386:399-421.

Turner, D.L. and Farber, D.L. (2014) Mucosal resident memory CD4 T cells in protection and immunopathology. Front. Immunol. 5:331 Free article

Thome, J.J.C., Yudanin, N.A., Ohmura, Y., Kubota, M., Grinshpun, B., Sathaliyawala, T., Kato, T., Lerner, H., Shen, Y. and Farber, D.L. (2014) Spatial map of human T cell compartmentalization and maintenance over decades of life. Cell. 159:814-28. PMCID:PMC4243051

Brestoff,J.R., Kim,B.S., Saenz,S.A., Stine,R.R., Monticelli,L.A., Sonnenberg,G.A., Thome,J.J.T., Farber,D.L., Lutfy,K., Seale, P., and Artis, D. (2015) Group 2 innate lymphoid cells promote beiging of white adipose tissue and limit diet-induced obesity. Nature, 519:242-6. PMCID:PMC4447235

Thome, J.J.C. and Farber, D.L. (2015) Emerging concepts in tissue-resident T cells: lessons from humans. Trends. Immunol. 36:428-35. PMCID:PMC4491028

Yu, M., Owens, D.M., Ghosh, S. and Farber, D.L. (2015) Conditional PDK1 ablation promotes epidermal and T cell-mediated dysfunctions leading to inflammatory skin disease. J. Invest. Derm. 135: 2688-96. PMCID:PMC4640961

Thome, J.J.C., Bickham, K.L., Kubota, M. Ohmura, Y., Matsuoka, N., Gordon, C., Granot, T., Griesemer, A., Lerner, H., Kato, T., and Farber, D.L. (2016) Early-life compartmentalization of T-cell differentiation and regulatory function in mucosal and lymphoid tissues. Nature Medicine. 22:72-77. PMCID:PMC4703455

Trischler, J., Shiomi, T., Turner, D.L., Sklepkiewicz, P.L., Goldklang, M.P., Farber, D.L. and D'Armiento, J.M. (2016) Immune Modulation of the T cell Response in Asthma through Wnt10b. Amer. J. Resp. Cell and Mol. Biol. 54:584-93.

Zuber, J., Rosen, S., Shonts, B., Sprangers, B., Savage, T., Richman, S., Yang, S., Lau, S.P., DeWolf, S., Farber, D.L., Vlad, G., Zorn, E., Wong, W., Emond, J., Levin, B., Martinez, M., Kato, T., Sykes, M. (2015) Macrochimerism in intestinal transplantation: association with lower rejection rates and multivisceral transplants, without GVHD. Am. J. Transplant. 15:2691-703.

Connors, T.J., Ravindranath,T.M., Bickham,K.L., Gordon,C.L., Zhang, F., Levin,B., Baird, J.S. and Farber, D.L. (2016) Airway CD8 T-cells are associated with lung injury during infant viral respiratory tract infection. Amer. J. Resp. Cell and Mol. Biol. 54:822-830.

Farber,D.L., Netea,M., Radbruch,A., Rajewsky,K. and Zinkernagel, R. (2016) Immunological memory: lessons from the past and a look to the future. Nat. Rev. Immunol. 16: 124-8.

Connors, T.J., Baird, J. and Farber, D.L. (2016) Viral Bronchiolitis in children (correspondance) N. Engl. J. Med. 374:1791-2.

Zens, K.D., Chen, J.-K. and Farber, D.L. (2016) Vaccine-generated lung tissue-resident memory T cells provide heterosubtypic protection to influenza virus infection. J. Clin, Invest. Insight, 1(10):e85832. doi:10.1172/jci.insight.85832. PMCID: PMC4959801

Murray, A.J., Kwon, K.J., Farber, D.L. and Siliciano, R.F. (2016) The latent reservoir for HIV-1: how immunologic memory and clonal expansion contribute to HIV persistence. J. Immunol. 197:407-417. PMCId:PMC4936486

Zuber J., Shonts, B., Lau, S.-P., Obradovic, A., Fu, J., Yang, S., Lambert, M., Coley, S., Weiner, J., Thome, J.J.C., DeWolf, S., Farber, D.L., Shen, Y., Caillat-Zucman, S., Bhagat, G., Griesemer,A., Martinez,M., Kato, T. and Sykes,M. (2016) Bidirectional intragraft alloreactivity drives the repopulation of human intestinal allografts and correlates with clinical outcome. Sci. Immunol. 1:eaah3732. PMCID:PMC5323244

Thome, J.J.C., Grinshpun, B., Kumar, B.V., Kubota, M., Ohmura, Y., Lerner, H., Sempowski, G.D., Shen, Y. and Farber, D.L. (2016) Longterm maintenance of human naive T cells through in situ homeostasis in lymphoid tissue sites. Sci. Immunol.1: eaah6506. PMCID: PMC5367636

Nish, S, Zens, K. D. Kratchmarov, R., Lin,W.-H., Adams,W., Chen,Y.-H., Yen,B., Rothman, N., Bhandoola,A., Xue,H.-H., Farber, D.L. and Reiner, S. (2017) CD4+ T Cell Effector Commitment Coupled to Self-renewal by Asymmetric Cell Divisions. J. Exp. Med. 214:39-47. PMCID:PMC5206501

Gordon, C.L., Miron, M., Thome, J.J.C., Matsuoka, N., Weiner, J., Rak, M., Igarashi, S., Granot, T., Lerner, H., Goodrum, F. and Farber, D.L. (2017) Tissue-reservoirs of T cell immunity in persistent human CMV infection. J. Exp. Med. 214:651-667. PMCID: PMC5339671

Weiner, J., Farber, D.L., Kato, T. and Sykes, M. (2017) Long-term persistence of innate lymphoid cells in the gut after intestinal transplantation. Transplantation, [Epub ahead of print] PMID:27941430

Granot, T., Senda, T., Carpenter, D., Matsuoka, N., Weiner, J., Gordon, C.L., Miron, M., Kumar, B.V., Griesemer, A., Ho, S.-H., Lerner, H., Thome, J.J.C., Connors, T., Reizis, B., and Farber, D.L. (2017) Dendritic cells display subset and tissue-specific maturation dynamics over human life. Immunity, 46:504-515. PMCID:PMC5415308

Meng, W., Zhang, B., Schwartz, G.W., Rosenfeld, A.M., Ren, D., Thome, J.J.C., Carpenter, D., Matsuoka, N., Granot, T., Farber, D.L., Shlomchik, M.J., Hershberg, U. and Luning Prak, N.T. (2017) An atlas of B cell clonal distribution in the human body. Nat. Biotech. In Press.

Yocum, G., Turner, D.L., Danielsson, J. Barajas, M., Zhang, Y., Xu, D. Harrison, N., Homanics, G., Farber, D.L., and Emala, C. (2017) GABAA Receptor α4 Subunit Knockout Enhances Lung Inflammation and Airway Reactivity in a Murine Asthma Model. Am. J. Physiol.-Lung Cell. Mol. Physiol.doi: 10.1152/ajplung.00107.2017 (epub ahead of print).

Snyder, M.E. and Farber, D.L. (2017) Thymic-peripheral crosstalk in lymphoodepletion therapy. Am. J. Trans. 17:1970-1971.

Klose, C.S.N., Mahlakõiv, T., Moeller, J. B., Rankin, L.C., Flamar, A.-L., Kabata, H., Monticelli, L.A., Moriyama, S., Garbès Putzel, G., Rakhilin, N., Shen, X., Kostenis, E., König, G.M., Senda, T., Carpenter, D., Farber, D.L. and Artis, D. (2017) The neuropeptide neuromedin 2 stimulates innate lymphoid cells and promotes type 2 inflammation. Nature: In Press.

Turner, D.L., Goldklang, M., Trischler, J., Cvetkovski, F., D'Armiento, J.M., and Farber, D.L. (submitted) Biased Generation and in situ activation of lung tissue-resident memory CD4 T cells in the pathogenesis of allergic asthma. J. Immunol. In revision.

Kumar, B.V., Ma, W. Miron, M., Granot, T., Guyer, R.S., Carpenter, D.J., Senda, T., Ho, S.-H., Lerner, H., Friedman, A.L., Shen, Y., Farber, D.L. (2017) Human tissue-resident memory T cells are defined by core transcriptional and functional signatures in lymphoid and mucosal sites. Cell Reports. In Press.

Zens, K.D., Chen, J.-K., Guyer, R.S., Wu, F.L., Cvetkovski, F., Miron, M. and Farber, D.L. (2017) Reduced generation of lung-tissue resident memory T cells during infancy. J. Exp. Med. In Press.

Carpenter, D.J., Matsuoka, N., Granot, T., Kumar, B.V., Senda, T., Thome, J.J.C., Gordon, C.L., Miron, M., Weiner, J., Lerner, H., Friedman, A., Griesemer, A.D., Farber, D.L. (2017) Human immunology studies using organ donors: impact of clinical variations on immune parameters in tissues and circulation. Am. J. Trans. doi: 10.1111/ajt.14434. [Epub ahead of print].

Zens, K.D., Connors, T., and Farber, D.L. (2017) Tissue compartmentalization of T cell responses during early life. Semin. Immunopath. In Press.

Kumar, B.V., Connors, T. and Farber, D.L. (submitted) Human T cells in health and homeostasis. Immunity.