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James X. Hartmann

Dr. James X. Hartmann
  • Professor
  • FAU Biological Sciences
  • 561-297-3334 (Boca)
  • Boca Raton - SC, 270


  • Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1972

Research Interests

  • Immunotherapy of cancer
  • Regulation of the immune system
  • Inflammatory and autoimmune diseases


Research Description

My lab studies cells of the immune system such as dendritic, macrophage, T helper and T cytotoxic cells to determine how they interact to cause inflammatory and autoimmune diseases such as asthma. We also attempt to find means to activate immune cells so they selectively destroy cancer cells. Our recent focus has been on the role of vitamin D in preventing/treating asthma. We are currently focusing on rendering cancer cells highly visible or immunogenic to dendritic cells. 

Recent Publications

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