Our Team

Faculty and staff of the Center for Human Immunobiology include cutting-edge experimental immunologists, scientific support staff, and expert clinicians focused in clinical immunology. The team will integrate with existing clinical services to be able to advance new mechanistic understanding of the human immune system.

Center Director

Kristy O. Murray, DVM, PhD



Leadership Team

Kristy O. Murray, DVM, PhD





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Alexandre F. Carisey, PhD



Dr. Lisa Forbes is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Section of Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital.  She is also the Medical Director for the Texas Children’s Center for Human Immunobiology.  Dr. Forbes specializes in treating... Read more

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Dr. Vogel is a native of Southern California, where she played college basketball at Claremont McKenna College.  During her graduate studies in the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Chicago she worked on the development of CD8 T cell memory.  She subsequently completed a... Read more

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Center Admin Staff

Rebecca Berry



Dora Garcia



Jackie Nguyen



Center Faculty

Dr. Sara Anvari, MD is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Section of Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital. Dr. Anvari treats patients with food allergy, asthma, allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis, drug allergy and immune... Read more

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Dr. Davis is a specialist in the Allergy and Immunology Section of the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. She received her medical degree from Duke University in 1997. After finishing a three year residency program in pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas... Read more

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Phone: 832-824-1319


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Phone: 832-824-3320
Dr. Chinn is a physician-scientist and Director of the Immunogenetics Program at Texas Children’s Hospital. He believes that while social media and internet stories provide great entertainment value, he does not subscribe to the practice of medicine from these sources. Rather, his care of patients... Read more

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Dr. Jenny Despotovic is director of the Hematology Center and director of the Immune Hematology Program. Her clinical interests include: immunohematology, immune cytopenias, neonatal hematology, and platelet disorders. She is the editor of the textbook, “Immune Hematology: Diagnosis and Management... Read more

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Andrew DiNardo



Dr. Jonathan Flanagan is an Assistant Professor at Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Centers. Visit his profile on BCM.edu

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Sarah Gunter, PhD



I'm trained Internal Medicine as well as Allergy and Immunology. I have launched the transition program for adolescents and young adults with primary immunodeficiency disorders at Texas Children's Hospital to transition those individuals into adult care. My clinical interest is in primary... Read more

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Future advances in the field of infectious diseases will be based on an improved understanding of host-pathogen interactions. The host immune system can be viewed as a product of hematopoietic stem cells that reside in the bone marrow. My research is focused on how the composition of the immune... Read more

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Job Lopez



Kristy O. Murray, DVM, PhD



I am a pediatric rheumatologist with a Master's of Science Degree in Clinical Research whose activities include patient care, fellowship education, and clinical research. My research interests include neurologic manifestation of systemic autoimmune disorders (primarily SLE, APS, vasculitis, and... Read more

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Dr. Mysore’s clinical and research interests are in pediatric liver diseases and transplantation. She actively collaborates with divisions of Immunology and Infectious disease at Texas Children’s Hospital to study Immune mechanisms in liver transplantation. Her laboratory research is in T cell... Read more

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Christy Nance, PhD



Sara Nandiwada, PhD, D(ABMLI)



My goal is to pursue a lifelong career in academic medicine. I have dedicated my career, thus far, to learning and researching the functions of the immune system and its implications on human disease. I spent a year working with Dr Joshua Farber investigating CXCR3 chemokines at the National... Read more

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I want to see children and adults with primary immunodeficiency lead vital, high quality lives.  Patients with allergic and immunologic conditions should be able to realize their goals to the fullest extent possible.  Towards this, my focus is on early diagnosis of primary immunodeficiency disease... Read more

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Shannon Ronca, PhD



Dr. Sarah Sartain is the acting co-director of the Hemostasis and Thrombosis Program at Texas Children’s Hospital. Her main focus lies in treating children with disorders of bleeding and clotting. She developed her interest in this field of hematology during her fellowship training at Texas... Read more

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Dr. Lisa Forbes is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Section of Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital.  She is also the Medical Director for the Texas Children’s Center for Human Immunobiology.  Dr. Forbes specializes in treating... Read more

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Phone: 832-824-1319
Dr. Venee Tubman is a pediatric hematologist specializing in sickle cell disease. She is deeply committed to providing optimal care for children with sickle cell disease around the globe. Her interests include: clinical outcomes for children with sickle cell disease and understanding infections... Read more

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Dr. Vogel is a native of Southern California, where she played college basketball at Claremont McKenna College.  During her graduate studies in the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Chicago she worked on the development of CD8 T cell memory.  She subsequently completed a... Read more

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Phone: 832-824-1319
Levi B. Watkin



Dr. Weatherhead is board certified in pediatrics, pediatric infectious diseases, internal medicine and adult infectious disease with a sub-specialty Certificate in Tropical Medicine and Travelers’ Health (cTropMed) from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. She is the Director of... Read more

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Dr. Wenderfer treats children of all ages with any form of kidney disease. This includes acute and chronic kidney diseases, genetic kidney diseases, protein or blood in the urine, nephrotic syndrome, and hypertension. His expertise is in treating inflammatory kidney diseases, such as... Read more

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