Gary B. Huffnagle, Ph.D.

Nina and Jerry D. Luptak Research Professor, Mary H. Weiser Food Allergy Center
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology


Gary B. Huffnagle, PhD received his PhD in immunology from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He holds faculty appointments (Professor) in Internal Medicine, Microbiology & Immunology, and Molecular Cellular & Developmental Biology, as well as the Mary H. Weiser Food Allergy Center at the University of Michigan. He was elected to the American Academy of Microbiology of the American Society for Microbiology in 2013 and has been a frequent reviewer for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, as well as a long-standing reviewer for multiple NIH Institutes and the CSR. His research interests for the past two decades include the interaction between opportunistic fungal pathogens, the fungal/bacterial microbiome, and the immune system during respiratory disease and in the development of allergic responses. He co-leads a multi-laboratory research group whose focus is on the immunology, pathobiology and microbiology of mucosal surfaces with interests and expertise encompassing an array of interdisciplinary approaches, including applying high-throughput sequencing and gene expression technologies to biological processes and disease. He is also the chair of the inter-college, inter-departmental undergraduate microbiology program at the University of Michigan.  He has written a book for a general audience, entitled The Probiotics Revolution, as well as participated in television, radio, magazine and newspaper interviews on the topic.  In recognition of his efforts in both research and education, Dr. Huffnagle was awarded a Faculty Recognition Award from the President's and Provost's Offices at the University of Michigan in 2010.