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Luo (Jack) Jia, Ph.D.

Graduate Student - I3 PhD program


B.S., Food Science and Engineering- Jilin Agricultural University

M.S., Microbiology and Immunology - Huazhong Agricultural University

Ph.D., Infection, Inflammation and Immunity - Rutgers NJMS 


American Gastroenterological Association, Trainee Member

International Cytokine and Interferon Society, Trainee Member

American Physiological Society, Trainee Member

American Association of Immunologists, Trainee Member

Society of Mucosal Immunology, Trainee Member


FASEB SRC GI Conference Trainee Travel Award, 2017

AAI Trainee Travel Award, 2021

AGA Student Abstract Award, 2021


  1. Hu MD, Jia L, Edelblum KL; Policing the intestinal epithelial barrier: innate immune functions of intraepithelial lymphocytes. Current Pathobiology Reports. 2018 Mar;6(1):35-46.

  2. Jia L and Edelblum KL; Intravital Imaging of Murine Intestinal Intraepithelial Lymphocytes. J Vis Exp. 2019 Jun 24;(148). 

  3. Jia L*, Wu G*, Alonso S, Zhao C, Lemenze A, Lam YY, Zhao L, Edelblum KL; A transmissible gamma delta intraepithelial lymphocyte hyperproliferative phenotype is associated with the intestinal microbiota and confers protection against acute infection. Mucosal Immunol. In press.

  4. Fischer MA, Jia L, Edelblum KL. Type I interferon induces TCR-dependent and -independent antimicrobial responses in γδ intraepithelial lymphocytes. bioRxiv,

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