Immunology Research

Immunology ResearchCurrent Projects

  1. Characterization of Glycosylation Variants of IgG in the Immune Response to Melanoma and HLA antigens.
  2. Improving Access to Patient Transplant Offers through Identification of and Elimination of False Positive Virtual Crossmatches.

Current Collaborations


  • Nasir Sulemanjee, MD, Frank Downey, M.D. and Vinay Thohan, M.D.: Refinement of Clinical Algorithms for detection of clinically significant antibodies to HLA antigens.
  • John Richards, PhD: Role of sialylated IgGs in dendritic cell function.
  • Mike Thompson, M.D., Ph.D. .Immunity to pneumococcal vaccines in multiple myeloma
  • Scarlet Shi, Ph.D., Vinay Thohan, M.D. Biomarkers in Anthracycline induced cardtiotoxicity

Contact Information

Please contact Dr. Oaks for more information on immunology research. He can be reached at (414) 649-7188 or by email at