Karen M. Haas, Ph.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

Karen M. Haas, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor,

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-0966 | Department: 336-716-0966


Education & Training

  • B.A., St Mary's University of Minnesota, 1995
  • Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, 2000
  • Fellowship, Immunology, Duke University School of Medi, 2006
Karen M. Haas, Ph.D.

Karen M. Haas, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Microbiology & Immunology
Center for Comparative Medicine Research
Comprehensive Cancer Center

Research Interests

atherosclerosis/thrombosis, cancer/oncogenesis, hormones/cytokines/signalling, immunology/allergy/inflammatio, infectious diseases, vaccines

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-0966 | Department: 336-716-0966


Recent Publications

McKay JT, Egan RP, Yammani RD, Chen L, Shin T, Yagita H, Haas KM. PD-1 suppresses protective immunity to Streptococcus pneumoniae through a B cell-intrinsic mechanism. J Immunol. 2015;194(5):2289-2299.

Haas KM. B-1 lymphocytes in mice and nonhuman primates. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2015;1362(1):98-109.

Leyva MA, Haas KM. PD-1 suppresses antibody responses to Tn(+) tumors [abstract]. Cancer Res. 2015;75(15 Suppl):LB-217.

Haas KM, Blevins MW, High KP, Pang B, Swords WE, Yammani RD. Aging promotes B-1b cell responses to native, but not protein-conjugated, pneumococcal polysaccharides: implications for vaccine protection in older adults. J Infect Dis. 2014;209(1):87-97.

Yammani RD, Leyva MA, Jennings RN, Haas KM. C4 deficiency is a predisposing factor for Streptococcus pneumoniae-induced autoantibody production. J Immunol. 2014;193(11):5434-5443.

Yammani RD, Haas KM. Primate B-1 cells generate antigen-specific B cell responses to T cell-independent type 2 antigens. J Immunol. 2013;190(7):3100-3108.

Crump KE, Juneau DG, Poole LB, Haas KM, Grayson JM. The reversible formation of cysteine sulfenic acid promotes B-cell activation and proliferation. Eur J Immunol. 2012;42(8):2152-2164.

Poe JC, Minard-Colin V, Kountikov EI, Haas KM, Tedder TF. A c-Myc and surface CD19 signaling amplification loop promotes B cell lymphoma development and progression in mice. J Immunol. 2012;189(5):2318-2325.

Haas K. PD-1:PD-1 ligand interactions suppress B-1b cell responses to T cell-independent type 2 antigens [abstract]. J Immunol. 2011;186(1 Meeting Abstracts):61.7.

Crump K, Liu C, Konopitski A, Poole L, Haas K, Grayson J. The role of reactive oxygen intermediates in B cell activiation and differentiation [abstract]. J Immunol. 2011;186(1 Meeting Abstracts):45.12.

Haas KM. Programmed cell death 1 suppresses B-1b cell expansion and long-lived IgG production in response to T cell-independent type 2 antigens. J Immunol. 2011;187(10):5183-5195.

Tracy ET, Haas KM, Gentry T, Danko M, Roberts JL, Kurtzberg J, Rice HE. Partial splenectomy but not total splenectomy preserves immunoglobulin M memory B cells in mice. J Pediatr Surg. 2011;46(9):1706-1710.

Haas KM, Watanabe R, Matsushita T, Nakashima H, Ishiura N, Okochi H, Fujimoto M, Tedder TF. Protective and pathogenic roles for B cells during systemic autoimmunity in NZB/W F1 mice. J Immunol. 2010;184(9):4789-4800.

Smith SH, Haas KM, Poe JC, Yanaba K, Ward CD, Migone T-S, Tedder TF. B-cell homeostasis requires complementary CD22 and BLyS/BR3 survival signals. Int Immunol. 2010;22(8):681-691.

All Publications

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For a list of earlier publications, visit the Carpenter Library Publication Search.

Assistant Professor, Microbiology & Immunology

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