Pilar Alcaide, PhD


Associate Professor of Immunology



BS, Biology, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
PhD, Molecular Biology, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Postdoctoral Training, Harvard Medical School


Campus: Boston
Office: Jaharis 501I
Laboratory: Jaharis 501

Contact Information

Office Phone: 617-636-2192
Lab Phone: 617-636-3951
E-mail   Send an e-mail


Research Web Site  Lab Research Page
Recent Publications  Abstract in PubMed

Graduate Programs



Research Synopsis

Our lab combines the areas of immunology, vascular biology and cardiac physiology to study several aspects of recruitment of T lymphocytes in diverse inflammatory settings, with a particular focus in the heart in the context of heart failure. The over-arching goal in the lab is to better understand the processes that take place during T lymphocyte recruitment in both the immune cells and the activated endothelium, and how those can potentially be targeted in therapeutically useful ways. The lab combines in vitro flow systems and real time videomicroscopy to study the mechanisms regulating T cell-endothelial cell interactions, and several in vivo mouse models of T cell mediated inflammation, including a model of autoimmune myocarditis and a model of pressure overload induced heart failure.


Lab Members


Francisco Carrillo-Salinas, Postdoctoral Scholar Send an e-mail
Jay Ngwenyama, PhD Student in Immunology Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page

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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