Department of Medicine

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   Mark C. Siracusa, PhD

Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Chancellor Scholar

Department of Medicine



Dr. Siracusa began his training when he joining the Molecular Microbiology and Immunology graduate program at Johns Hopkins University. During his time at Johns Hopkins Dr. Siracusa's work focused on understanding how acute pulmonary inflammation in response to hookworm infection is initiated and ultimately resolved. Following his doctoral work, Dr. Siracusa continued his training at the University of Pennsylvania where he examined the initiation and regulation of innate immune responses in the gastrointestinal tract following Trichinella or Trichuris infection. Dr. Siracusa developed new in vitro and in vivo systems that allowed him to interrogate how epithelial cell-derived cytokines regulate innate immune cells and mediate protective immunity to helminth parasites by promoting alterations in hematopoiesis. Dr. Siracusa's long-term research interests are to better understand how progenitor cell development can be therapeutically manipulated to promote protective immunity to gastrointestinal helminths.

2014-present: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Medicine, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School


PhD, 2008, John Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD
BS, 2000, Merrimack College, North Andover MA

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