Center for Immunity and Inflammation



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   Mark C. Siracusa, PhD

Associate Professor
Associate Profession, Chancellor Scholar
Director of the Research Support Core

Center for Immunity and Inflammation
mcs294@njms.rutgers.edu

 


Overview

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 under Dr. David Artis 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 alterations in hematopoiesis
regulate intestinal inflammation. Dr. Siracusa's research program at NJMS has continued to advances
these innovative studies and his work has resulted in the identification of novel therapeutic strategies to
treat acute and chronic inflammation. Dr. Siracusa is also the founder and president of NemaGen
Discoveries, a biotech startup company with a mission of developing new therapeutics to treat allergic
inflammation and mast cell-mediated diseases. You can learn more by visiting www.nemagen.com.

POSITIONS
2014-2021: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Medicine, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
2021-present: Associate Professor, Dept. of Medicine, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
2021-present: Director of the Research Support Core, Rutgers New Jersey Me

Education

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

Curriculum Vitae

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