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Hans Dooms

Hans Dooms, PhD, is a researcher at National Jewish Health. Dr. Dooms is in the Department of Immunology and Genomic Medicine.

Special Interests

My laboratory studies how dysregulation of pathogenic and protective T cells causes autoimmunity. We are specifically interested in the mechanisms underlying the autoimmune diseases Type 1 Diabetes and Systemic Sclerosis/Scleroderma. We focus on identifying the factors and pathways that enable autoreactive T cells to escape immune regulatory checkpoints and cause tissue damage, with the goal of using this knowledge for the development of innovative immunotherapies.  



1991 - 2000
Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, PhD - Biotechnology/Immunology
1987 - 1991
Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, MSc - Zoology/Biotechnology


2000 - 2007
University of California San Francisco, Postdoctoral Fellow - Immunology

Academic Affiliations

Department of Immunology and Microbiology, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus