The Unutmaz Lab

The Unutmaz Lab investigates the biology of the human immune system.

Principal Investigator

Derya Unutmaz, M.D.


Farmington, CT


Our research focus

Our research primarily focuses on decoding the differentiation, activation and regulation of human T cells for optimal immune responses to infectious diseases and their perturbations during chronic diseases or aging. We have contributed to the understanding of how T cell subsets are disrupted during human diseases, especially during HIV infection. Our lab has made several seminal discoveries about the diversity and mechanisms of immune suppression mediated by regulatory T cells and effector functions of human Th17 cell subsets.

Advances in ME/CFS