Our Lab

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 Garden & Luo Immune Regulation Laboratory at the School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet).

The Garden & Luo Immune Regulation Laboratory has expertise in two key areas: (1) the biology of regulatory cells of lymphoid and myeloid origin in the context of the cancer microenvironment and autoimmune disease, particularly myasthenia gravis, immune-mediated hemolytic anemia, and other immune-mediated diseases; and (2) the development of antigen-specific vaccinal immunotherapies for antibody-mediated autoimmune diseases, including myasthenia gravis and anti-N-methyl D-aspartate receptor encephalitis.  

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 currently holds a Visiting Professorship at the RVC.

Our Mission

To develop novel treatments for autoimmune disease and cancer

Our underlying philosophy is to leverage the power of One Health in our studies of disease mechanisms, immune treatment targets, and public messaging of our work

Our Vision

A healthier world for all

Healthy animals, healthy people, healthy planet

Our Values