Stacey L. Fanning, PhD

Chair, Department of Basic Biomedical SciencesAssociate Professor in ImmunologyAssistant Dean of ResearchAssistant Director, MS ProgramTouro College of Osteopathic Medicine - Harlem

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. At TouroCOM, Dr. Fanning’s research projects continue to explore immune functioning and immune reconstitution after cellular immunotherapy. 


Research Interests: Immunotherapy and hematopoietic cell transplantation for hematopoietic malignancy; Immune reconstitution; Serum cytokine changes in disease states


  • Descalzi-Montoya, D., Yang, Z., Fanning, S. L., Hu, W., LoMauro, K., Zhao, Y., & Korngold, R. (2024). Cord Blood-Derived Multipotent Stem Cells Ameliorate in Vitro/in Vivo Alloreactive Responses, and This Effect Is Associated with Exosomal Microvesicles in Vitro. Transplantation and Cellular Therapy, 30 (4).
  • Fanning, S. L., Korngold, R., Yang, Z., Goldgirsh, K., Park, S., Zenreich, J., Baker, M., McKiernan, P., Tan, M., Zhang, B., Donato, M., & Perlin, D. (2021). Elevated Cytokines and Chemokines in Peripheral Blood of Patients With SARS-CoV-2 Pneumonia Treated With High-Titer Convalescent Plasma. PLoS Pathogens, 17 (10), e1010025.
  • Abdulrazzak, A., Chandler, A., Lu, R., Mobarakai, O., Lebron, B., Ingram, N., Sheth, A., Patel, N., Parikh, S., Kumar, R., Bedi, J., Diaw, N., Abonamah, A., Lomiguen, C., & Fanning, S. L. (2021). Mini-Medical School Programs Decrease Perceived Barriers of Pursuing Medical Careers Among Underrepresented Minority High School Students. Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, 121 (12), 883-890.
  • Donato, M. L., Park, S., Baker, M., Korngold, R., Morawski, A., Geng, X., Tan, M., Ip, A., Goldberg, S., Rowley, S., Chow, K., Brown, E., Zenreich, J., McKiernan, P., Buttner, K., Ullrich, A., Long, L., Feinman, R., Ricourt, A., Kemp, M., Vendivil, M., Suh, H., Balani, B., Cicogna, C., Sebti, R., Al-Khan, A., Sperber, S., Desai, S., Fanning, S. L., Arad, D., Go, R., Tam, E., & Rose, K. (2021). Clinical and Laboratory Evaluation of Patients with SARS-CoV-2 Pneumonia Treated with High-Titer Convalescent Plasma. JCI Insight, 6 (6), e143196.
  • Fanning, S. L., Proscia-Lieto, T., Buskey, T. J., Clayton, K. E., Rose, F., Toplan, S., Burke, D. A., Dady, N., Cammarata, J., & Forstein, D. A. (2020). Incorporation of CASPer Online Situational Judgment Test to Enhance the Holistic Admissions Process. The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, 120(3), e16–e17.
  • Fanning, S. L., Vazzana, K., Donato, M. L., & Korngold, R. (2015). Immune reconstitution analysis of patients undergoing extracorporeal photopheresis for the treatment of chronic graft-versus-host disease [Supplemental material]. Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, 21(2), S329. doi:10.1016/j.bbmt.2014.11.524
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