Peter Dion Pioli, PhD

Peter Dion Pioli, PhD
Peter Dion Pioli, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Investigative Medicine


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WMed
1000 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Administrative:
Department of Investigative Medicine
269.337.4351
peter.pioli@med.wmich.edu

Peter Pioli, PhD, received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside with an emphasis on molecular biology and bioinformatics. Following a masters degree at the University of California-Irvine, Dr. Pioli earned his doctorate in microbiology and immunology at the University of Utah while studying the role of snail transcription factors in lymphocyte development and function. Dr. Pioli went on to perform his postdoctoral studies in the laboratory of Dr. Kenneth Dorshkind at the University of California-Los Angeles. It is here where he first identified plasma cells as critical regulators of hematopoiesis in the context of aging. Dr. Pioli has his laboratory at the Center for Immunobiology at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Research in the lab will continue to focus on the transcriptional control of lymphocyte development, functional diversification of plasma cells, as well as the continued study of mechanisms that regulate B lymphopoiesis in the elderly.