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Human Immunology Core

Director: Eline Luning Prak, MD, PhD

The Human Immunology Core (HIC) in the Abramson Cancer Center (ACC) is one of the first and most active immune monitoring core facilities in the United States. The HIC mission is to provide wet bench expertise for the incorporation of the newest technologies into Phase I/II clinical trials using validated immunology assays, while also offering expert scientific and technical consultation to investigators conducting translational research. Services provided by the HIC are scientific consultation, sample processing, viable cell preservation and storage, standard, customized and novel assays in cellular and molecular immunology, data analysis, and human cell products. The HIC can perform studies on a pilot research basis or at the standard of Good Laboratory Practices, as needed. The Scientific Director of the HIC is Dr. Eline T. Luning Prak, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, who is a clinical pathologist with 20 years of clinical lab experience and research expertise in B lymphocyte biology and immune repertoire profiling.


Director: Eline Luning Prak, MD, PhD (

Technical Director: Ling Zhao, MD, PhD (

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