Allergy and Immunology

Infectious Diseases

Allergy and Immunology

Dr. Anthony InfanteAnthony J. Infante, M.D., Ph.D.
Division Chief, Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Chairman for Research
Director, Children's Immunology Clinic
E-mail: infantea@uthscsa.edu

M.D., Indiana University, 1978
Ph.D., biological chemistry, Indiana University, 1977
B.S., chemistry, Ball State University, 1972

Fellowship, immunology, Stanford University, 1981-83
Fellowship, immunology, Mayo Foundation, 1980-81
Residency, pediatrics, Mayo Clinic

Board Certification:
Pediatrics, 1989, 1997, 2004

Recent Publications:
Schaffer BS, Grayson MH, Wortham JM, Kubicek CB, McCleish AT, Prajapati SI, Nelon LD, Brady MM, Jung I, Hosoyama T, Sarro LM, Hanes MA, Rubin BP, Michalek JE, Clifford CB, Infante AJ, Keller C. Immune competency of a hairless mouse strain for improved preclinical studies in genetically engineered mice. Mol Cancer Ther 2010 Aug;9(8):2354-2364.

Stacy S, Williams EL, Standifer NE, Pasquali A, Krolick KA, Infante AJ, Kraig E. Maintenance of immune tolerance to a neo-self acetylcholine receptor antigen with aging: implications for late-onset autoimmunity. J Immunol 2010 Jun;184(11):6067-6075.

Guadalupe, M, Westbrook SD, Redding SW, Bullock DE, Anstead GM, Agan, BK, Marconi V, Barbieri SL, Sankar V, Rebeles, J, Flahive, Y, Schoolfield, J, Wang, L, Lei X, Dow, D, Yeh C, Dang H, Infante AJ, Pollock BH, Gao S. Risk factors for prevalence and lytic antibody titer of Kaposi‘s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus in HIV-infected subjects under antiretroviral therapy Journal of AIDS, in press 2010

Taniguchi E, Nishijo K, McCleish AT, Michalek JE, Grayson MH, Infante AJ, Abboud HE, Legallo RD, Qualman SJ, Rubin BP, Keller C. PDGFR-A is a therapeutic target in alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma. Oncogene 2008 Nov;27(51):6550-6560.

Standifer, NE, Stacy S, Kraig E, Infante AJ. Discrete T cell populations with specificity for a neo-self-antigen bear distinct imprints of tolerance. Journal of Immunology 2007;178:3544-3550.


Primary immune deficiency, rheumatologic, and autoinflammatory diseases
Clinical trials of immunoglobulin products, vaccines, and other biological agents
Inter-professional education


Dr. Edward BrooksEdward Brooks, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics
E-mail: brookse@uthscsa.edu

M.D., Texas Tech University School of Medicine, 1985
B.S., chemistry, Washington & Lee University, Lexington, Virginia, 1981

Postdoctoral fellowship, pathology, Harvard University, 1991-93
Clinical fellowship, allergy and immunology, UT Medical Branch, Galveston, 1989-91
Postdoctoral fellowship, immunology, UT Medical Branch, Galveston, 1988-89
Residency Pediatrics, UT Medical Branch, Galveston, 1985-88

Board Certification:
Pediatrics, 1990, 2000; Pediatric allergy & immunology, 1991, 2003

Peters JI, Singh, H., Brooks EG, Diaz, J., Kannan TR, Coalson JJ, Baseman, J, Cagle, M., Baseman JB. Persistence of Community-Acquired Respiratory Distress Syndrome Toxin-Producing Mycoplasma pneumoniae in Refractory Asthma Chest 2011 Aug;140(2).

Thaller EI, Petronella SA, Hochman D, Howard S, Chhikara RS, Brooks EG. Moderate increases in ambient PM2.5 and ozone are associated with lung function decreases in beach lifeguards. J Occup Environ Med 2008 Feb;50(2):202-211.

Zaitsu M, Narita S, Lambert KC, Grady JJ, Estes DM, Curran EM, Brooks EG, Watson CS, Goldblum RM, Midoro-Horiuti T. Estradiol activates mast cells via a non-genomic estrogen receptor-alpha and calcium influx. Mol Immunol 2007 Mar;44(8):1977-1985.

Infectious Diseases

Dr. Dennis ConradDennis Conrad, M.D.
Professor of pediatrics

E-mail: conradd@uthscsa.edu

M.D., Ohio State University, 1978
B.A., zoology, Ohio State University, 1975

Fellowship, pediatric infectious disease, Oklahoma Children's Memorial Hospital, 1983-86
Residency, pediatrics, chief resident, Children's Medical Center, UTHSC-Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, 1981-82
Residency, pediatrics, Parkland Memorial Hospital, UTHSC-Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, 1978-81

Board Certification:
Pediatrics, 1984; Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 1994

Recent Publications:
Conrad DA. Medical Management of Acute Sinusitis In: Brook I (ed). Sinusitis: From Microbiology to Management. New York: Marcel Dekker, Inc.; 2006. p. 203 - 217.

Gallardo MJ, Johnson DA, Gaviria J, Nguyen L, Melendez R, Connor DA, Conrad DA. Isolated herpes simplex keratoconjunctivitis in a neonate born by cesarean delivery. J AAPOS 2005 Jun;9(3):285-287

Conrad DA. Immunizations In: Yamamoto LG, Inaba AS, Okamoto JK, Patrinos ME, Yamashiroya VK (eds). Case Based Pediatrics for Medical Students and Residents. Bloomington: AuthorHouse, Inc.; 2004. p. 8-14.

Anti-Infectives, Vaccine-preventable infections