Dennis D Taub, PhD
Director, Department of Veteran Affairs, Hematology Section, VA Medical Center
Dr. Taub received his Ph.D. from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Temple University School of Medicine in 1991 and then subsequently joined the National Cancer Institute, NIH through 1996. In 1997, he moved to the National Institute on Aging (NIA) to initiate the Laboratory of Immunology as well as the Clinical Core Laboratory and Services Program. He served as the Chief and Director of these departments from 1997 to 2010. Dr. Taub currently serves as a Senior Investigator & Chief, Clinical Immunology Section, LMBI, NIA-NIH. Dr. Taub has wide interests in many areas of biology and medicine, both basic and clinical. His current researches focus on chemokine biology and inflammation, age-associated changes in immune function, immune cell signaling and trafficking, neuroendocrine-immune interactions and clinical trials and translational science. He has published over 240 articles in peer-reviewed journals, reviews and book chapters. Dr. Taub has rich experience in serving on numerous journal editorial boards over the past 20 years, including Ageing Research Reviews, Blood, Brain, Behavior and Immunity, Cellular Immunology, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Journal of Immunology and many others.
Dr. Taub works primarily on the biological and molecular mechanisms of acute and chronic inflammation and has recently focused on the role of inflammatory processes in neurodegeneration and neuropathology.