Pawel Kalinski, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Pawel Kalinski is currently an associate professor in the Department of Surgery and the Department of Immunology.  He also holds an appointment in the Graduate School of Public Health, Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology.

Dr. Kalinski received his MD from the Warsaw University Medical School in Warsaw, Poland and then went on to the University of Amsterdam to receive his PhD in Immunology in 1998. Following his graduation, Dr. Kalinski did postgraduate work in the Department of Cell Biology and Histology at the Academic Medical Center, a division of the University of Amsterdam.


Some of Dr. Kalinski’s research interests include:

  • Cellular interactions during the development of Th1 and Th2 responses
  • Role of DC in the induction of polarized Th1 and Th2 responses (DC as mediators of signal 3)
  • Th1 and Th2 CD4 T cell subsets in cancer patients
  • Impact of tumor cells on DC functions
  • Use of polarized DC to induce therapeutic Th1 and CTl responses against cancer
  • Modulation of DC functions by NK cells, CD4+ (Th) and CD8+ (CTL) T cells as a tool to modify DC activity in vivo

Dr. Kalinski is a member of the American Association of Immunologists and the Society for Natural Immunity.  He has been the recipient of several grants from the National Cancer Institute in recent years.


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CONTACT INFORMATION

Dr. Pawel Kalinski
Phone: (412) 623-7712
Email: kalinskip@upmc.edu