Microbiology and Immunology

Wei Jiang, M.D., M.S.


We conduct clinical/translational research using human blood and tissue samples. Main interests:

  1. B cell dysfunction and autoantibodies in HIV and SLE diseases.
  2. Microbiome, gut permeability, and systemic microbial translocation in HIV, SLE, and illicit drug abuse.
  3. Immunopathogenesis (HIV, SLE, drug abuse)
  4. Human translational clinical research using human blood and tissue samples. Animals are used in verifying the finding from human and for mechanistic studies.


Carsten Krieg, Ph.D.


The Translational Immunologists in the Krieg Lab are interested in defining disease promoting biomarkers in cancer and autoimmunity. We use high dimensional single cell technologies such as mass-cytometry-CyTOF and transcriptomic profiling to identify novel biomarkers mainly in primary human patient specimen. Having identified these biomarkers will allow us to define better (immuno-)therapies for patients. More details on the work of the Krieg lab can be found here: https://www.cktherapeutics.com/

Christina Voelkel-Johnson, Ph.D.