Loren Erickson

Erickson, Loren D.

Primary Appointment

Associate Professor, Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology


  • BS, Biology, Seattle Pacific University
  • PhD, Immunology, The University of Iowa
  • Postdoc, Immunology, Dartmouth Medical School

Contact Information

MR-6 2704
PO Box 801386
Charlottesville, VA 22908
Telephone: 434-982-0756
Fax: 434-924-1221

Research Disciplines

Cancer Biology, Immunology, Microbiology, Translational Science

Research Interests

Immune mechanisms of pathogenic antibody production in allergy and autoimmunity

Research Description


- Using mouse genetics to identify the susceptibility factors that control B cell tolerance, differentiation and survival, leading to autoantibody production.

- Defining the mechanisms by which autoimmune susceptibility elicits inflammation and recruitment of innate immune cells in secondary lymphoid organs that affect B cell function.

- Characterizing the regulation and activity of extracellular vesicles derived from B cells to control autoimmune responses.

- Characterizing the development and persistence of IgE antibodies to food allergens using red meat allergy as a model system.

Selected Publications