Immunotherapy is the “treatment of disease by inducing, enhancing, or suppressing an immune response.” Faculty are engaged in applying nano-and biomaterial technologies toward modulating immune responses, as well as developing diagnostic and computational tools for the design of interventions.

What We Do:

  • Immune actuation
  • Immune tolerance
  • Nano particles
  • Cytokine and chemokine delivery
  • Systems biology of the immune system


  • Cancer (Breast, Prostate, Pancreatic)
  • Allergies (Food, Airway)
  • Pulmonary disease (pulmonary fibrosis, COPD)
  • Autoimmune disease (Multiple Sclerosis Type 1 Diabetes)
  • Infectious Disease (HIV and other STIs, tuberculosis)

Core BME Faculty:

Kelly Arnold

Brendon Baker

Geeta Mehta

Andrew Putnam

Lonnie Shea

Ariella Shikanov

Jan Stegemann