Joel Weinstock, MD

Joel Weinstock, MD

Professor of Medicine



BS, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
MD, Wayne State University


Campus: Boston
Office: Tupper, 8th Floor
Laboratory: Tupper, 8th Floor

Contact Information

Office Phone: 617-636-4593
Lab Phone: 617-636-7042
E-mail   Send an e-mail


Research Website  Lab Research Page
Recent Publications  Abstract in PubMed

Graduate Programs



Research Synopsis

I maintain an active research laboratory but no longer accept dissertation students.

My laboratory studies the regulation of inflammation as it relates to the intestine and other mucosal surfaces. Helminths are worm-like animals that can live in the intestine or elsewhere in the body. Using murine models of disease, we study how helminths influence the host's mucosal immune response to limit inflammation. Helminths induce regulatory immune cells and regulatory pathways in the host. Active investigation is pursuing the mechanisms that lead to development of these regulatory circuits and how these circuits function. The research has particular importance for understanding the cause of inflammatory bowel disease and other immunological diseases of people. These studies may result in novel and innovative new treatment strategies for control of these conditions.


Lab Members

Arthur Blum, Research Associate Send an e-mail   Lab Research Page
Long Hang, Research Assistant Send an e-mail   Lab Research Page
Sangeeta Kumar, Postdoctoral Scholar  Send an e-mail  

Apply to the Sackler School


The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development

June 15: Online Certificate in Fundamentals of Clinical Care Research