Frances Lund PhD

Frances (Fran) Lund completed her undergraduate studies in Microbiology at University of Notre Dame (B.S., cum laude, 1987). She performed her graduate work with Dr. Ronald B. Corley in the Department of Microbiology at Duke University. She obtained her Ph.D. in Immunology in 1992 and went on to a post-doctoral immunology fellowship in Dr. Maureen Howard’s group at DNAX Research Institute in Palo Alto CA. In 1997 she moved to the Trudeau Institute, a basic biomedical infectious disease research institute, and started her own research lab. Over the next 11 years, Dr. Lund and her scientific partner, Dr. Troy Randall, developed research programs studying humoral and cellular immune responses to pulmonary and intestinal pathogens. In 2008, they joined the University of Rochester as Professors within the Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology (Department of Medicine). Over the next four years, Dr. Lund developed additional research programs in autoimmunity and allergy and began her work in human translational immunology. In 2012, Drs. Lund and Randall and their joint labs were recruited to UAB. Dr. Lund is currently serving as the Charles H. McCauley Professor and Chair of the Department of Microbiology. She holds a secondary appointment in the Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology and is a senior scientist in the Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Comprehensive Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Autoimmunity Center.