Faculty Profile

Neal Iwakoshi, PhD

Neal N. Iwakoshi, PhD

Assistant Professor, Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Member, Graduate Program in Immunology and Molecular Pathogenesis, Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Emory University

Telephone: 404.727.5170

Email: niwakos@emory.edu

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member: 2007


View Dr. Iwakoshi's publications in PubMed.


  • BS, Biochemistry, University of California at Los Angeles, 2000

  • PhD, Immunology and Virology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 2000

Honors and Awards

  • Named to the Millipub Club of the Emory University School of Medicine, which recognizes Emory faculty who have published one or more individual papers throughout their careers that have each garnered more than 1,000 citations

  • ASTS-Wyeth Collaborative Scientist Research Award, 2009-2011

  • Irvington Institute for Immunological Research Post-doctoral Fellowship, Harvard School of Public Health, 2001-2004
  • NIH Postdoctoral Training Grant in Cancer Immunology, Harvard School of Public Health, 2000-2001

Current Organizational Memberships

  • American Society of Transplantation

  • Center for Transplant Immunology and Immune Therapeutics, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

  • American Association of Immunologists

Research Interests

  • Organ transplantation

  • Acute and chronic antibody mediated rejection

  • Alloreactive B cells and alloantibody

  • Heterologous immunity

  • Costimulation pathway blockade

  • Transplant tolerance