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Pathology & Immunology

Houston, Texas

Pathology and Immunology
Pathology & Immunology
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Jonathan M. Levitt, Ph.D. - Faculty

Assistant Professor, Departments of Urology and Pathology & Immunology

B.Sc., University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
M.A., San Francisco State University, San Francisco, Calif.
Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas


Research Interests: Immunotherapies, dendritic cell vaccines, and biomarkers for BPH and prostate cancer.

Selected Publications:

  • Mullins, C., Lucia, M.S., Hayward, S.W., Lee, J.Y., Levitt, J.M., Lin, V.K., Liu, B.C.-S., Chinnaiyan, A.M., Rubin, M.A., SlawinK.M., Star, R.A., and Getzenberg, R.H. 2008. A Comprehensive Approach Toward Novel Serum Biomarkers for Benign Prostatic hyperplasia: The MPSA consortium. J Urology. 179 (4):1243-56
  • Levitt, J.M.and Slawin, K.M. 2007. Prostate specific antigen and prostate specific antigen-derivatives as predictors of benign prostatic hyperplasia progression. Curr.Prostate Reports. 5(1):21-26
  • LaptevaL., SeethammagariM.R., HanksB.A., JiangJ., Levitt, J.M., SlawinK.M., and Spencer, D.M. 2007. Enhanced activation of human dendritic cells by inducible CD40 and Toll-like receptor-4 ligation. Cancer Res. 67:10528-37
  • Vavra, A.K., Ngo, V., Laurent, C.J., Sweeney, J.F. and Levitt, J.M. 2004. Sulfur Mustard primes phagocytosis and degranulation in human polymorphonuclear leukocytes. Int. Immunopharm. 4:437
  • Levitt, J.M., Lodh, I.J., Nguyen, P.K. , Ngo, V., Clift, R., Hinshaw, D.H. and Sweeney J.F. 2003. Low dose sulfur mustard primes oxidative function and induces apoptosis in human polymorphonuclear leukocytes. Int. Immunopharm. 3:747.

For a complete list of Dr. Levitt's publications, visit PubMed.

Contact Information:

    Jonathan M. Levitt, Ph.D.
    Department of Urology
    Baylor College of Medicine
    One Baylor Plaza, BCM380
    Houston, TX 77030
Telephone: 713-798-8820
Fax: 713-798-8030

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