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Joseph Linton Roberts

Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics
Pediatrics, Allergy and Immunology
Box 2898 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710
Room 101B MSRB1, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710


My overall research interests are studying T cell development and defining the molecular bases of inherited immunodeficiency diseases. We are using standard candidate gene analysis approaches as well as new high throughput genome-wide sequencing, bioinformatics and functional screening in zebrafish and murine models in our work. Using these strategies we have recently reported a new molecular etiology of severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), CD3 zeta chain deficiency. In collaboration with Dr. Wesley Burks we are also examining changes in T cell transcription patterns following treatment for peanut allergy using genome wide oligonucleotide microarrays.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics · 2018 - Present Pediatrics, Allergy and Immunology, Pediatrics

Education, Training & Certifications

Duke University · 1992 Ph.D.
Emory University · 1981 M.D.