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).

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, Imperial College London, and Queen Mary, University of London's Bart's Cancer Institute.

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.

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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Dr. Garden graduated from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in 1993, having completed an intercalated BSc at King's College London in 1990. Following a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery, he successfully completed a Wellcome Trust Clinical PhD program in small animal gastroenterology and immunology at the RVC in 1998 and then a Wellcome Trust Research Training Fellowship at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in 1999.