Willi K. Born, PhD Ask a Question Refer Patient Willi K. Born, PhD, is a researcher at National Jewish Health. Dr. Born is in the Department of Immunology and Genomic Medicine. Professor Department of Immunology and Genomic Medicine 5280 Top Doctors 2021 Previously a 5280 Top Doctor America’s Top Doctors 2015 — Castle Connolly, Medical, Ltd. Recognized in America’s Top Doctors — Castle Connolly, Inc. Best Doctors in America® 2019-2020 — Best Doctors, Inc. Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc. America’s Top Doctors 2020 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. Email Profile Print Profile Overview Contact Info & Locations Research Areas Basic Immunology Special Interests Research Interests I am interested in the biology of lymphocytes expressing gamma/delta T cell receptors (gamma/delta T cells). I am studying gamma/delta T cells in the mouse and in mouse models of diseases, including diseases of the airways and lung. Education Education 1982 Albert Ludwigs Universitaet (Freiburg, Germany), Dr.rer.nat. / Biology (German PhD) 1977 Albert Ludwigs Universitaet (Freiburg, Germany), Diplom / Biology (German MS) Fellowship 1982 UTHSD (Dallas, TX), Postdoctoral Fellow 1984 National Jewish Health, Postdoctoral Fellow Awards & Recognition 2006: NJMRC "Faculty Citizen of the Year" 2005: Visiting Professor, PUMC, Beijing, China 1989: Investigator Award, Cancer Research Institute 1982: Fellow: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft 1974: Fellow: Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes Professional Memberships American Association of Immunologists German Society for Immunology Publications O’Brien, R.L., Roark, C.L., Jin, N., Aydintug, M.K., French, J.D., Chain, J.L., Wands, J.M., Johnston, M. and Born, W.K. ?d T cell receptors - functional correlations. Immunological Reviews. In press. Born, W.K., Reardon C.L. and O’Brien, R. The function of ?d T cells in innate immunity. Curr. Op. Immunol., 17:1-8 (2006). Simonian, P.L., Roark, C.L., del Valle, F.D., Palmer, B.E., Douglas, I.S., Ikuta, K., Born, W.K., O’Brien, R.L., and Fontenot, A.P. Regulatory role of ?/d T cells in the recruitment of CD4+ and CD8+ T cells to lung and subsequent pulmonary fibrosis. J. Immunol. In press, 2006. Reardon, C.L., Hu, L.-j., Xiang Yin, Born, W.K., Arden, B. and O’Brien, R.L. A new mechanism for generating TCR diversity: a TCR Ja-like gene that inserts partial nucleotide sequences in a D-gene manner. Molecular Immunology, in press, 2006. Reardon, C.L., Born, W.K., and O’Brien, R.L. A unique V?5-T-Cell population in the murine mammary gland. Molecular Immunology, 43: 1057-61, 2006. Academic Affiliations Department of Immunology & Microbiology, University of Colorado Denver Teaching & Professional Positions Professor, Department of Immunology Ask a Question through Patient Portal Sign in to your My National Jewish Health patient portal account to communicate with your care team, manage appointments, and more. Create an Account Contact Information Office: 877.225.5654Fax: 303.398.1396 Locations National Jewish Health Main Campus 1400 Jackson St. Denver, CO 80206 Patient Ratings The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. This survey is about the patient care experience and does not address crucial characteristics like medical decision-making, prescribing the best therapy, and patient outcomes. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey. Comments Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.