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Dr. Rick A. Wetsel

Dr. Rick A. Wetsel

Regular Member

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Institute of Molecular Medicine
Center for Immunology and Autoimmune Diseases

The research in my laboratory is directed at delineating molecular mechanisms that mediate the inflammatory response as well as those that cause immune-dysfunction. Presently, our studies involve four areas of investigation; 1) receptor-mediated chemotaxis and adhesion of inflammatory cells; 2) molecular regulation of the inflammatory response; 3) molecular genetic basis of immune deficiencies; and 4) development and study of murine models of human autoimmune diseases. Many of these investigations involve studies of the complement system.

A tutorial in my laboratory would provide experience in molecular research in immunology and inflammation using modern techniques of molecular biology, cell biology, protein chemistry, and transgenic/knockout technology.



Medical School Faculty

Program Affiliations:

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


Clinical and Translational Sciences

Contact Information

Phone: 713.500.2412


Office: IMM SRB 630A

Title: Professor


Ph.D. - The University of Texas at San Antonio Health Science Center - 1982