Roger Tieu, PhD

Education & Training

  • Emory University, BS, 2015
  • University of Pittsburgh, PhD, 2022

Representative Publications

Abou-Daya KI, Tieu R, Zhao D, Rammal R, Sacirbegovic F, Williams AL, Shlomchik WD, Oberbarnscheidt MH, Lakkis FG. Resident memory T cells form during persistent antigen exposure leading to allograft rejection. Sci Immunol. 2021 Mar 19;6(57):eabc8122. doi: 10.1126/sciimmunol.abc8122. PMID: 33741656; PMCID: PMC8103522.

Hughes AD, Zhao D, Dai H, Abou-Daya KI, Tieu R, Rammal R, Williams AL, Landsittel DP, Shlomchik WD, Morelli AE, Oberbarnscheidt MH, Lakkis FG. Cross-dressed dendritic cells sustain effector T cell responses in islet and kidney allografts. J Clin Invest. 2020 Jan 2;130(1):287-294. doi: 10.1172/JCI125773. PMID: 31763998; PMCID: PMC6934226.

Research Grants


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Career Advisor

JoAnne Flynn, PhD

Thesis Advisor

Fadi Lakkis, MD

Graduate Program

Dissertation Title

Cognate antigen and IL-15 are required for the maintenance of resident memory T cells



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