Assistant Professor in Surgery
(608) 263-2527

Box 7375 Clinical Science Center

Research Interests:Transplant tolerance and how environmental exposures alter the immune system.


  • The aryl hydrocarbon receptor meets immunology: friend or foe? A little of both.
    Julliard W, Fechner JH, Mezrich JD Front Immunol 2014; 5():458.
  • Antithymocyte globulin is associated with a lower incidence of de novo donor-specific antibodies in moderately sensitized renal transplant recipients. Brokhof MM, Sollinger HW, Hager DR, Muth BL, Pirsch JD, Fernandez LA, Bellingham JM, Mezrich JD, Foley DP, D’Alessandro AM, Odorico JS, Mohamed MA, Vidyasagar V, Ellis TM, Kaufman DB, Djamali A  Transplantation 2014 Mar 27; 97(6):612-7.
  • Exposure to atmospheric particulate matter enhances Th17 polarization through the aryl hydrocarbon receptor. van Voorhis M, Knopp S, Julliard W, Fechner JH, Zhang X, Schauer JJ, Mezrich JD, PLoS ONE 2013; 8(12):e82545.
  • The aryl hydrocarbon receptor: a novel target for immunomodulation in organ transplantation. Van Voorhis M, Fechner JH, Zhang X, Mezrich JD,  Transplantation 2013 Apr 27; 95(8):983-90.
  • Increased C4d in post-reperfusion biopsies and increased donor specific antibodies at one-week post transplant are risk factors for acute rejection in mild to moderately sensitized kidney transplant recipients. Djamali A, Muth BL, Ellis TM, Mohamed M, Fernandez LA, Miller KM, Bellingham JM, Odorico JS, Mezrich JD, Pirsch JD, D’Alessandro TM, Vidyasagar V, Hofmann RM, Torrealba JR, Kaufman DB, Foley DP Kidney Int. 2013 Jun; 83(6):1185-92.