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Department of Cell Biology Faculty

Dr. Allen J. Norin

Allen J. Norin, Ph.D., D (ABHI)

Professor, Medicine and Cell Biology

Director, Transplant Immunology & Immunogenetics

Department of Cell Biology, Box 1197

Tel: (718) 270-2516 • Fax: (718) 613-8690


Tumor Immunology, Molecular Basis of Cancer, Transplant Immunology

Research Projects

  • Role of the Haymaker gene in malignant diseases.
  • Role of Haymaker and its cognate receptor in Natural Killer lymphocyte mediated cytotoxicity of tumor cells.
  • Role of grp94 in cell mediated cytotoxicity
  • Diagnosis of allograft rejection using molecular probes of lymphocyte activation markers.

Laboratory Members:

  • Ballabh Das, Research Associate Professor
  • Shi Zhen Tao, Sr research Associate
  • Rimma Mushnitsky, Sr. Technologist
  • Robyn Smolkin, Ph.D. candidate
  • Mark Bluth, Graduate student


Long-term outcomes of dual kidney transplantation-a single center experience.
Salifu MO, Norin AJ, O'Mahony C, Sumrani N, Apel A, Ikram M, Alam A, Hayat A, Jindal RM, Friedman EA, Distant DA.

Clin Transplant. 2009 Jun-Jul;23(3):400-6.

Haymaker gene expression in malignant and normal gynecologic tissues.
Borowsky ME, Das B, Axiotis CA, Malka ES, Abulafia O, Norin AJ.

J Histochem Cytochem. 2006 Jul;54(7):753-61.

Anti-inflammatory effects of phospholipid transfer protein (PLTP) deficiency in mice.
Schlitt A, Liu J, Yan D, Mondragon-Escorpizo M, Norin AJ, Jiang XC.

Biochim Biophys Acta. 2005 Apr 15;1733(2-3):187-91.

Difference in target cell recognition of naive and activated human natural killer cells: role of Haymaker (p38.5) in tumoricidal activity.
Das B, Mushnitsky R, Norin AJ.

Hum Immunol. 2005 Mar;66(3):241-51.

Circulating endothelial progenitor cells in multiple myeloma: implications and significance.
Zhang H, Vakil V, Braunstein M, Smith EL, Maroney J, Chen L, Dai K, Berenson JR, Hussain MM, Klueppelberg U, Norin AJ, Akman HO, Ozçelik T, Batuman OA.

Genetic identity and differential expression of p38.5 (Haymaker) in human malignant and nonmalignant cells.
Das B, Tao SZ, Mushnitsky R, Norin AJ.

Int J Cancer. 2001 Dec 15;94(6):800-6.

Laboratory studies in cross-species lung transplantation.
Kamholz SL, Brewer RJ, Grijalva G, Burack J, Del Rio MJ, Vaynblatt M, Lawson N, Squinto S, Fodor WL, Norin AJ.

World J Surg. 1997 Nov-Dec;21(9):951-5.

Preferential interaction of a novel tumor surface protein (p38.5) with naive natural killer cells.
Das B, Mondragon MO, Tao SZ, Norin AJ.

J Exp Med. 1997 May 19;185(10):1735-42.


List of Publications (Pub Med)