Immune Regulation Laboratory

Immune Regulation Laboratory


Dr Oliver Garden, the Henry and Corinne R. Bower Professor of Medicine and Chair of the Department of Clinical Sciences & Advanced Medicine, is the principal investigator of the Immune Regulation Laboratory at the School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet).

The Immune Regulation Laboratory has expertise in the biology of regulatory cells of lymphoid and myeloid origin in the context of the cancer microenvironment and autoimmune disease, particularly Myasthenia Gravis and other immune regulated diseases. 

Previously a member of the Comparative Physiology and Medicine and Infection and Immunity research themes at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), University of London, Oliver led the Oncology Special Interest Group (part of Comparative Physiology and Medicine) from 2012 to December 2016. He holds Visiting Professorships at the RVC and Queen Mary, University of London's Bart's Cancer Institute.

 

What We Do

Clinical Work

Clinical Work

Dr. Garden's clinical interests include gastrointestinal and immune-mediated disease.

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Research

Research

We specialize in cellular immunology, specifically regulatory T cell and myeloid-derived suppressor cell biology.

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Our People

Our People

The Garden team comprises both resident and visiting clinician-researchers. We pride ourselves in providing a collegial environment.

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Oliver A. Garden, BVetMed, PhD, joined Penn Vet in 2016 as chair of the Department of Clinical Studies and Advanced Medicine. He was named as the Corinne R. and Henry Bower Professor of Medicine.

Garden graduated from the Royal Veterinary College (1993) after earning his Bachelor of Science degree from King’s College London (1990).

Following a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery, he completed a Wellcome Trust Clinical PhD program in small animal gastroenterology and immunology at the Royal Veterinary College (1998), followed by a Wellcome Trust Research training fellowship at the School of Medicine at the University of South Carolina. He held a residency in small animal internal medicine at Cornell University.