Research Day Speaker
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Dr. Eric G. Pamer, MD
Director, Duchossois Family Institute
Donald F. Steiner Professor
Departments of Medicine, Microbiology, and Pathology
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Eric Pamer received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University Medical School and completed clinical training in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases at UCSD Medical Center. He was a postdoctoral fellow with Charles E. Davis at UCSD, Maggie So at Scripps Research Institute, and Michael Bevan at the University of Washington. He then moved to Yale University and established a laboratory focusing on immune responses to microbial infection. In 2000, he moved his laboratory to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York where he was the Chief of Infectious Diseases, Head of the Division of Subspecialty Medicine, and Director of the Center for Microbes, Inflammation and Cancer, which focused on the role of the microbiome in the treatment of cancer. In 2019, Dr. Pamer moved to the University of Chicago to become the Director of the Duchossois Family Institute.
Dr. Pamer’s research focuses on the impact of the intestinal microbiota on resistance to Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium, Clostridium difficile, and Klebsiella pneumoniae infections in patients receiving cancer treatment, with a specific focus on highly immunocompromised patients undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. The Pamer laboratory also investigates the role of inflammatory monocytes in defense against infection and the interaction between intestinal microbes and the mammalian immune system.