Education & Training
- University of Arizona, PhD, Molecular Biology
- Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation (La Jolla, CA), Immunopathology
- National Jewish Health, Immunopathology
Development of diagnostic methods to evaluate complement deficiencies, define genetic defects and study complement activation processes in vitro and in vivo. My laboratory specializes in clinical and diagnostic testing in the area of complement. We receive specimens from patients from all across the U.S., Canada and other countries, as well as participating in clinical and preclinical trials where complement activation is a potential contributor to the pathology of inflammation.
Teaching or Professional Positions
Director, Diagnostic Complement Laboratory, National Jewish Health
Director, Animal Serology Laboratory, National Jewish Health
Industry Relationships & Collaborations
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AAI, CIS, ASM, International Complement Society (ICS), AAAAI, Assoc. Medical Laboratory Immunologists (AMLI)
Awards & Recognition
Section Editor (Complement), Manual of Clinical Laboratory Immunology, Editions 5, 6 and 7 (1997, 2002, 2005)
Thurman, JM, DM Kraus, G Girardi, D Hourcade, HJ Kang, LM Mitchell, PC Giclas, J Salmon, G Gilkeson, VM Holers. A novel inhibitor of the alternative complement pathway prevents antiphospholipid antibody-induced pregnancy loss in mice. Mol Immunol. 42(1):87-97, 2005.
Wen, L, JP Atkinson and PC Giclas. Clinical and laboratory evaluation of complement deficiency. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 113:585-93, 2004.
Park, JW, C Taube, A Joetham, K Takeda, T Kodama, A Dakhama, G McConville, CB Allen, G Sfyroera, LD Shultz, JD Lambris, P.C. Giclas, V.M. Holers, E.W. Gelfand. Complement Activation is Critical to Airway Hyperresponsiveness Following Acute Ozone Exposure”Am J Resp Crit Care Med. 169:726-732, 2004.
Kang, HJ, L Bao, Y Xu, R Quigg, PC Giclas and MV Holers. Increased serum C3 levels in Crry transgenic mice partially abrogates its complement inhibitory effects. Clinical and Experimental Immunology. 136:194-199, 2004.
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