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Authors > Harry W. Schroeder, Jr., MD

Harry W. Schroeder, Jr., MD, PhD is Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Microbiology in the Division of Developmental and Clinical Immunology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  He is a co-author of Clinical Immunology, 4th Edition.

Dr. Schroeder completed his undergraduate studies in Chemistry at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. He earned his MD and PhD with Dr. Bert O’Malley at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. After completing an internal medicine residency at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, he trained in clinical genetics with Dr. Arno Motulsky at the University of Washington in Seattle, and in molecular immunology with Dr. Roger Perlmutter at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Seattle.

Dr. Schroeder has been an RJR Nabisco Research Scholar in Immunology and was a Fogarty International Scholar at the Institute for Genetics, University of Cologne, where he did his sabbatical.  He has been both member and chair of NIH Study Sections and has served as Associate and Section Editor for The Journal of Immunology.  He is the Director of the UAB Program in Immunology and the Immunology Training Grant, and he holds joint appointments in microbiology and genetics.

Dr. Schroeder’s laboratory has a long-standing interest in the development of the human antibody repertoire.  Among his many scientific contributions are mapping the linkage of human VH, DH and JH region gene segments and characterization of the CDR-H3 repertoire in early B cell progenitors.  An important research focus also has been the role of immunoglobulin CDR-H3 in auto-immune diseases.  Recently, he began to investigate the binding and neutralization properties of immunoglobulin CDR-H3 for HIV-1.

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