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Karpus Appointed Fleming Research Professor

November 14, 2006

CHICAGO --- William J. Karpus, professor of pathology, has been named the Marie A. Fleming Research Professor of Pathology at the Northwestern Univeristy Feinberg School of Medicine.

Karpus, who also serves as associate director of the Flow Cytometry Laboratory at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, teaches courses in cancer biology, immunology and microbial pathogenesis, molecular biology and genetics and in neurobiology.

The theme of his research program is the role of chemokines and chemokine receptors in the regulation of autoimmune disease of the central nervous system, host parasite interactions in Salmonella infection and the regulation of lymphoma metastasis, such as in non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

His research is funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Karpus is associate editor of Cytometry and is a reviewer for various journals. A prolific writer, Karpus has published articles in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, the Journal of Immunology and the Journal of Leukocyte Biology.

Karpus serves on the study section for hypersensitivity, allergy and immune-mediated diseases for the National Institutes of Health and is on the advisory committee on fellowships for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

In 2001 he received the Dolph Adams Award from the Society for Leukocyte Biology.

Karpus joined the faculty in 1996.

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