Daniel Dennis Taub, PhD, MT (ASCP) SH


Senior Scientist and Director
Center for Translational Studies
VA Medical Center
Department of Veteran Affairs
Veterans Health Administration
Medical Services, Bldg. 4, Room 1F-123A
50 Irving Street, NW
Washington, DC 20422, USA

Biography

Dr. Dennis D. Taub received his Ph.D. from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia in 1991. He subsequently entered the laboratory of Dr. Joost J. Oppenheim as a staff fellow at the National Cancer Institute in Frederick, Maryland. From 1994-1997, he headed the vaccine monitoring laboratory within the Clinical Services Program at the National Cancer Institute. In early 1997, he moved to the National Institute on Aging and started the Laboratory of Immunology as its Chief as well as the Senior Investigator and Chief of Clinical Immunology Section. Dr. Taub also served as the Director of Clinical Core Laboratory and the NIA Bio-Repository, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health from 1998-2010. In 2013, Dr. Taub moved to the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington DC, Department of Veterans Affairs as the Director of Hematology and Immunology Research, Hematology Section.
Dr. Taub has wide interests in many areas of biology and medicine, both basic and clinical. His current researches focus on chemokine biology, age-associated changes in immune function, the role of cholesterol and lipid rafts in T lymphocyte signaling and trafficking, novel connections between the immune and endocrine systems, the molecular and biological mechanisms of age-associated thymic involution and the role of homocysteine in immunoregulation. He has published over 240 articles as an author or co-author in peer-reviewed journals, reviews and book chapters. Dr. Taub has rich experience in journal editorial services, including past experience as an Associate Editor for Journal of Clinical Investigation (2000-2002), Journal of Immunology (1995-2001), and Blood (2000-2005). He currently sits on the editorial board of numerous journals including Ageing Research Reviews, Brain, Behavior and Immunity, Cellular Immunology, Current Immunology Reviews, Journal of Gerontology (Medical Sciences), Journal of Immune Based Therapies and Vaccines, Journal of Neuroinflammation, Mechanisms of Ageing and Development, and several others. Dr. Taub is also the current Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Inflammation, International Journal of Medical Sciences and the Journal of Immune-Based Therapies, Vaccines and Antimicrobials. He also serves as a member of Faculty 1000, and serves on many Committees/Advisory Boards within NIH or external.

Research Interest

His research interests include many areas of biology and medicine, in both basic and clinical research with a focus on translational studies. My research over the years have focused on chemokine and inflammatory biology, age-associated changes in immune function, the role of cholesterol and lipid rafts in T lymphocyte signaling and trafficking, novel connections between the immune and endocrine systems, the molecular and biological mechanisms of age-associated thymic involution and the role of homocysteine in immunoregulation.

Scientific Activities

SOCIETIES (MEMBER VARIOUS SOCIETIES FROM 1987-PRESENT):

• American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
• American Association of Blood Banking (AABB)
• American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC)
• American Association of Immunologists (AAI)
• Association of Clinical Scientists
• Association of Directors of Anatomic and Surgical Pathology
• Association for Pathology Informatics
• American Geriatric Society (AGS)
• American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS)
• American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP)
• American Society of Medical Technologists (ASMT)
• American Society of Microbiology (ASM)
• British Society of Immunology (BSI)
• Clinical Immunology Society (CIS)
• Clinical Laboratory Management Association (CLMA)
• Council of Science Editors (CSE)
• Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies (FOCIS)
• Gerontology Society of America (GSA)
• Human Proteome Organization (HUPO)
• Inflammation Research Association (IRA)
• International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER)
• Leukocyte Biology Society (LBS)
• National Association on HIV Over Fifty (NAHOF)
• Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society (PNIRS)
• Society for Applied Research in Aging (SARA)
• Society for Hematopathology
• Society of Neuro-Immune Pharmacology (SNIP)
The Endocrine Society

HONORS AND OTHER SPECIAL SCIENTIFIC RECOGNITION:

• 1977-1981 National Honor Society (GPA >4.0)
• 1980-1981 Mentally Gifted Program
• 1981 Scholarship for Excellence in Languages (Latin), Penn State scholarship
• 1980-1982 Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society (GPA 3.9) and monetary award • for Academic Excellence
• 1989-1992 National Research Service Awards (NRSA) for Performance, graduate stipend
• 1993 Clinical Immunology Society Science Recognition Award for New Investigators at AAI/CIS meeting, Denver
• 1997 EEO Award for Special Achievement
• 1997 NIA On the Spot Award
• 1997 BSI Young Investigator of Year
• 1998 EEO Award for Special Achievement
• 1999 NIA Staff Recognition Award
• 1999 NIA Special Achievement
• 2000 NIA Sustained High Quality Work Performance
• 2000 NIA Staff Recognition Award
• 2001 NIA Staff Recognition Award
• 2002 NIA Special Act or Service Award- Leadership in Direction of the Clinical Core Laboratory
• 2002 NIA Staff Recognition Award
• 2002 NIA, On the Spot Award
• 2003-2009 NIA Staff Recognition Award (Annual award)
• 2007 NIH Ten-Year Service Award

Publications

PUBLICATION SUMMARY:

Total publications: 263 (manuscripts, chapters and reviews)
Total Citations: 14,427 (since 1987), 5843 (since 2007) – checked Jan 2013
H-index (Google Scholar): 66 (from 1987), 47 (since 2007) – checked Jan 2013
[Note – selected search necessary under Taub DD, Taub D and one Taub DT paper]
i10 Index (Google Scholar): 168 (since 1987), 128 (since 2007) – checked Jan 2013
G-index (Microsoft Academic Search): 60 (not based on all published papers and chapters) – checked Jan 2013