Dominik Schenten, PhD

Assistant Professor, Immunobiology
Phone Number: 
(520) 626-7767
Professional Bio: 

Dominik Schenten trained for his PhD with Klaus Rajewsky at the University of Cologne and Harvard University, studying the development and function of Germinal Center (GC) B cells. For his post-doctoral training, he joined the laboratory of Ruslan Medzhitov at Yale University, where he studied the mechanisms of innate control of adaptive immunity. He joined the faculty of the University of Arizona in 2013.

Research Information

Research Program: 
Cancer Biology
Member Status: 
Associate Research Member
Year of Membership Acceptance: 
2016
Selected Publications: 
  1. Schenten, D., S. A. Nish, S. Yu, X. Yan, H. Kyu Lee, I. Brodsky, L. Pasman, B. Yordy, T. F Wunderlich, J. C. Brüning, et al., "Signaling through the adaptor molecule MyD88 in CD4+ T cells is required to overcome suppression by regulatory T cells.", Immunity, vol. 40, issue 1, pp. 78-90, 2014 Jan 16. PMCID: PMC4445716  PMID: 24439266
  2. Heger, K., K. Fierens, C. J Vahl, A. Aszodi, K. Peschke, D. Schenten, H. Hammad, R. Beyaert, D. Saur, G. van Loo, et al., "A20-deficient mast cells exacerbate inflammatory responses in vivo.", PLoS Biol, vol. 12, issue 1, pp. e1001762, 2014 Jan. PMCID: PMC3891641  PMID: 24453940
  3. Pickard, J. M., C. F. Maurice, M. A. Kinnebrew, M. C. Abt, D. Schenten, T. V. Golovkina, S. R. Bogatyrev, R. F. Ismagilov, E. G. Pamer, P. J. Turnbaugh, et al., "Rapid fucosylation of intestinal epithelium sustains host-commensal symbiosis in sickness.", Nature, vol. 514, issue 7524, pp. 638-41, 2014 Oct 30. PMCID: PMC4214913  PMID: 25274297
  4. Nish, S. A., D. Schenten, T. F Wunderlich, S. D. Pope, Y. Gao, N. Hoshi, S. Yu, X. Yan, H. Kyu Lee, L. Pasman, et al., "T cell-intrinsic role of IL-6 signaling in primary and memory responses.", Elife, vol. 3, pp. e01949, 2014. PMCID: PMC4046568  PMID: 24842874
  5. Palm, N. W., R. K. Rosenstein, S. Yu, D. D. Schenten, E. Florsheim, and R. Medzhitov, "Bee venom phospholipase A2 induces a primary type 2 response that is dependent on the receptor ST2 and confers protective immunity.", Immunity, vol. 39, issue 5, pp. 976-85, 2013 Nov 14. PMCID: PMC3852615  PMID: 24210353
  6. Teichmann, L. L., D. Schenten, R. Medzhitov, M. Kashgarian, and M. J. Shlomchik, "Signals via the adaptor MyD88 in B cells and DCs make distinct and synergistic contributions to immune activation and tissue damage in lupus.", Immunity, vol. 38, issue 3, pp. 528-40, 2013 Mar 21. PMCID: PMC3638041  PMID: 23499488
  7. Haley, K., B. Z. Igyártó, D. Ortner, A. Bobr, S. Kashem, D. Schenten, and D. H. Kaplan, "Langerhans cells require MyD88-dependent signals for Candida albicans response but not for contact hypersensitivity or migration.", J Immunol, vol. 188, issue 9, pp. 4334-9, 2012 May 1. PMCID: PMC3331889  PMID: 22442445
  8. Song, Y., H. Shen, D. Schenten, P. Shan, P. J. Lee, and D. R. Goldstein, "Aging enhances the basal production of IL-6 and CCL2 in vascular smooth muscle cells.", Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol, vol. 32, issue 1, pp. 103-9, 2012 Jan. PMCID: PMC3241880  PMID: 22034510
  9. Hoshi, N., D. Schenten, S. A. Nish, Z. Walther, N. Gagliani, R. A. Flavell, B. Reizis, Z. Shen, J. G. Fox, A. Iwasaki, et al., "MyD88 signalling in colonic mononuclear phagocytes drives colitis in IL-10-deficient mice.", Nat Commun, vol. 3, pp. 1120, 2012. PMCID: PMC3521499  PMID: 23047678
  10. Cataisson, C., R. Salcedo, S. Hakim, A. B Moffitt, L. Wright, M. Yi, R. Stephens, R-M. Dai, L. Lyakh, D. Schenten, et al., "IL-1R-MyD88 signaling in keratinocyte transformation and carcinogenesis.", J Exp Med, vol. 209, issue 9, pp. 1689-702, 2012 Aug 27. PMCID: PMC3428947  PMID: 22908325

Academic Information

Post Doctoral: 
Immunology, Harvard University & Yale University
Doctorate: 
Genetics/Immunology, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
Master's Degree: 
MS, Biochemistry, Free University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany