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.

Leadership Team

Phone: 832-824-3320
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…
Phone: 832-824-1319
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…
Phone: 832-824-1319

Center Admin Staff

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…
Phone: 832-824-1319 (Main) | 832-227-2280 (West)
Dr. Davis is a specialist in the Immunology,  Allergy, and Retrovirology Division of the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. She received her medical degree from Duke University and completed her residency program in pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.…
Phone: 832-824-1319
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…
Phone: 832-824-1319 (Main) | 832-227-2280 (West)
Dr. Jenny Despotovic is director of the Hematology Center. Her clinical interests include: immunohematology, immune cytopenias, neonatal hematology, and platelet disorders. She is the editor of the textbook, “Immune Hematology: Diagnosis and Management of Autoimmune Cytopenias,” which was…
Phone: 832-822-4302
Dr. Jonathan Flanagan is an Assistant Professor at Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Center. Visit his profile on BCM.edu
Phone: 832-824-4628
Dr. Hajjar’s research is focused on the interplay of the microbiome and immune dysregulation in the antibody deficient host.   Funding The Jeffrey Modell Foundation The Chao physician-scientist Award The Immune deficiency foundation The US immunodeficiency network
Phone: 832-824-1319
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…
Phone: 832-824-4330
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…
Phone: 832-824-1319
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…
Phone: 832-822-3131
Sarah K Nicholas, MD is an assistant professor of pediatrics and Allergy and Immunology clinic chief at Baylor College of Medicine / Texas Children’s Hospital. She graduated from the University of Rochester with a BA in Biology and received her medical degree from George Washington University. She…
Phone: 832-824-1319
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…
Phone: 832-824-1319
Dr. Sarah Sartain is the 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 Children’s…
Phone: 832-822-4362
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…
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 and…
Phone: 832-824-4287
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…
Phone: 832-824-1319
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…
Phone: 832-824-4330
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