Stacey L. Fanning, PhD

Assistant Professor and Course Director of Immunology, Department of Basic Biomedical Sciences

Stacey Fanning
  • Office: 230 West 125th Street, Room 428
  • Campus:
    Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine - Harlem
  • Phone:
    (646) 981-4649
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Dr. Fanning received her Ph.D. in Immunology and Molecular Pathology from the Rutgers Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at New Jersey Medical School. Her doctoral dissertation focused on the regulation of interferon-alpha production by plasmacytoid dendritic cells. This was followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center. Here, her research interests turned to cellular immunotherapy for malignant disease. During her post-doc, Dr. Fanning’s research projects focused on separating graft-versus-host disease from graft-versus-tumor effects in murine models of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. After a position as Visiting Assistant Professor at The College of New Jersey where she taught Genetics and General Biology, Dr. Fanning returned to the lab at HackensackUMC. As a Research Associate, she studied immune reconstitution during extracorporeal photopheresis therapy for the treatment of chronic graft-versus-host disease. Dr. Fanning is continuing this research as Assistant Professor of Immunology here at TouroCOM.


B.S. The College of New Jersey
Ph.D. Rutgers University, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Courses Taught

Immunology [BSCI 612]
Medical Microbiology and Immunology I [BSCI 624]
Medical Microbiology and Immunology II [BSCI 636]
Microbiology and Immunology [CBE 600]

Areas of Research

Cellular immunotherapy
Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
Graft-versus-host disease

Selected Publications

Fanning, S.L., Zilberberg, J., Stein, J., Vazzana, K., Berger, S.A., Korngold, R. and Friedman, T.M. (2013) Unraveling graft-versus-host disease and graft-versus-leukemia responses using TCR Vβ spectratype analysis in a murine bone marrow transplantation model. J. Immunol. 190:447-457.

Fanning, S.L., Appel, M.Y., Berger, S.A., Korngold, R. and Friedman, T.M. (2009) The immunological impact of genetic drift in the B10.BR congenic inbred mouse strain. J. Immunol.183:4261-4272.

Fanning, S.L., George, T.C., Feng, D., Feldman, S.B., Megjugorac, N.J., Izaguirre, A.G., and Fitzgerald-Bocarsly, P. (2006) Receptor cross-linking on human plasmacytoid dendritic cells leads to the regulation of IFN-alpha production. J. Immunol. 177:5829- 5839.