Dr. Fadi Lakkis
  • Biomedical Science Tower, W1548, 200 Lothrop Street Pittsburgh, PA 15261
  • (412) 383-5774
  • lakkisf@upmc.edu


Frank & Athena Sarris Chair in Transplantation Biology; Distinguished Professor of Surgery, Immunology and Medicine; Scientific Director, Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute

MD, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Research Area(s):
Human Immunology
Innate and adaptive mechanisms of allograft rejection

The goal of my research is to understand the fundamental mechanisms of acute and chronic rejection in solid organ transplantation. The principal areas of investigation in my laboratory are the innate mechanisms responsible for initiating and perpetuating the alloimmune response and the role of memory T cells in allograft rejection.  Mouse models of skin, heart, kidney, and islet transplantation are employed to address these areas of investigation.  Intravital multiphoton microscopy is used to investigate the mechanisms of monocyte and memory T cell migration to the transplanted mouse kidney.  My lab is also part of a human immunology group investigating innate and adaptive immune function in kidney transplant recipients.

Lakkis Team:

Hehua (Lily) Dai, MD
Zeping Gui, MD
Jason Ossart, PhD
Amanda Williams, MS (Lab Manager)
Mohamed Zaidan, MD
Gang Zhang, MD