Janko Nikolich- Žugich

Department Head and Professor, Immunobiology
Director, Aegis Consortium for Pandemic-Free Future
Dr. Janko Nikolich- Žugich

Dr. Nikolich-Žugich received his M.D., MSc, and Ph.D. in Immunology from Belgrade University School of Medicine. His long-term interests include basic mechanisms of T-cell function, immunity to infection in older adults, vaccines, and biomarkers of declining immunity in the elderly, immune rejuvenation, immune monitoring in chronic aging conditions, and the impact of inflammation and nutritional intervention in aging, immunity, and metabolic disorders. Dr. Nikolich-Žugich worked as a Research Associate at the Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation. He then joined the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York as an Assistant and then Associate Member (Professor) and the Head of both the Flow Cytometry Core Facility and the Laboratory of T Cell Development. In 2001, Dr. Nikolich-Žugich assumed the position of Senior Scientist at the Oregon Health & Science University at the Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute, along with joint appointments as a tenured Professor in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology and a Senior Scientist at the Oregon National Primate Research Center.  In 2008, Dr. Nikolich-Žugich moved to the University of Arizona to lead the Department of Immunobiology and the Arizona Center on Aging.

Email: nikolich@email.arizona.edu