Thereza Imanishi-Kari, PhD

Thereza Imanishi-Kari, PhD

Associate Professor of Integrative Physiology & Pathobiology



BS, Biology, University of Sao Paulo
PhD, Immunogenetics, University of Helsinki
Postdoctoral Training, University of Cologne


Campus: Boston
Office: Jaharis 814
Laboratory: Jaharis 801

Contact Information

Office Phone: 617-636-6779
Lab Phone: 617-636-3821
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Research Web Site  Lab Research Page
Recent Publications  Abstract in PubMed

Graduate Programs

Genetics, Immunology


Research Synopsis

In order to investigate the genetic factors that are directly involved in the process of self-tolerance and autoimmune systemic lupus Erythematosis, my laboratory is studying the fate of B cells expressing anti-DNA self-antibodies during development in normal and autoimmune genetic backgrounds. In addition, my laboratory is interested in determining whether somatic mutations of antibody genes are occurring at the immature B cell stage as a mechanism to revise antibody receptors as a consequence of negative and/or positive selection.


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