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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Department of Cell Biology


photo of Allen J. Norin

Allen J. Norrin, PhD, D (ABHI)


Medicine and Cell Biology
Transplant Immunology & Immunogenetics

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

List of Publications (Pub Med)