Michael Grusby
Emeritus Faculty

Michael Grusby

Professor of Molecular Immunology, Emeritus

Immunology and Infectious Diseases



Dr. Grusby's research interests have been on the role of a class of transcription factors called signal transducer and activator of transcription (STATs) in the differentiation and function of T helper cell subsets. Studies from his lab have shown how manipulating STAT activity can alter the function of T helper cells and therefore change the outcome of conditions such as asthma and other inflammatory diseases. In addition, Dr. Grusby has published a number of studies on the biology of the cytokine IL-21, demonstrating its critical role in the development of diabetes. Dr. Grusby served as the past Director of the PhD in Biological Sciences in Public Health (BPH) Program within the Division of Biological Sciences and as a member of the Steering Committee for the Office for Educational Programs.

Ph.D, 1988
Northwestern University



Human Research Protection Programs receive high marks

October 17, 2018 – Research is at the heart of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s mission and perhaps nothing better reflects the School’s commitment to safeguarding research subjects than recent news that the Association for the…

School deepens ties with Jindal Global University

August 9, 2018 – For the past three years, 25-30 students from Jindal Global University (JGU) in India have come to Harvard’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs in Cambridge for a three-week intensive summer course focused on the…