Pamela A. Hankey Giblin, Ph.D.

  • Professor of Immunology
  • Immunology and Infectious Disease Undergraduate Advisor
Pamela A. Hankey Giblin, Ph.D.
105 Henning Building
University Park, PA 16802
Work Phone: 814-863-0128

Areas of Expertise

  • Regulation of innate immunity, hematopoiesis and cellular transformation by receptor tyrosine kinases.


  1. B.S., Nutrition Science, The Pennsylvania State
  2. Ph.D., Genetics, The George Washington University
  3. Postdoctoral training, Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto University

Graduate Programs

Teaching Areas:

Molecular immunology, signalling, macrophage biology


My laboratory studies the role of receptor tyrosine kinases in normal physiology and disease progression and the downstream signals that mediate these responses in vitro and in vivo. More specifically, we study the murine Stk receptor tyrosine kinase and its function in macrophage regulation and inflammation and in leukemic development. We have also taken advantages of differences in the Stk receptor and its human homologue, Ron, to further understand mechanisms of regulation of receptor tyrosine kinases.

Research Interests

Immunology and Infectious Disease Research Faculty

Immune signaling mediated by receptor tyrosine kinases