Tracey L Papenfuss DVM, PhD, DACVP

Tracey L Papenfuss DVM, PhD, DACVP
Asst ProfessorCollege of Veterinary
370 Veterinary Medicine Acad Bldg 1900 Coffey Road Columbus Ohio 43210
Phone:614-292-7343Fax: 614-292-6473
  • Innate Immunity

General Research Interest

Dr. Papenfuss is an immunologist with an interest in how the tumor microenvironment and endogenous steroid hormones alter immune cell function. Her laboratory investigates how antigen presenting cells (e.g. dendritic cells and macrophages) are altered by steroid hormones (e.g. sex hormones) and how this affects adaptive (T cell) immune responses. Dr. Papenfuss is also a board certified veterinary (experimental) pathologist that evaluates pathologic alterations in animal models of human disease including both cancer and inflammatory diseases.

Current Publications

  • Ainslie KMTreatment of Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis by Codelivery of Disease Associated Peptide and Dexamethasone in Acetalated Dextran Microparticles.Mol Pharm 2/4/2014
  • Bachelder EMLiposomal resiquimod for the treatment of Leishmania donovani infection.J Antimicrob Chemother 69 168-75 1/1/2014
  • Yasmeen R, Meyers JM, Alvarez CE, Thomas JL, Bonnegarde-Bernard A, Alder H, Papenfuss TL, Benson DM Jr, Boyaka PN, Ziouzenkova OAldehyde dehydrogenase-1a1 induces oncogene suppressor genes in B cell populations.Biochim Biophys Acta 1833 3218-27 12/1/2013
  • Markowitz J, Wesolowski R, Papenfuss T, Brooks TR, Carson WE 3rdMyeloid-derived suppressor cells in breast cancer.Breast Cancer Res Treat 140(1) 13-21 7/1/2013
  • Sherger M, Kisseberth W, London C, Olivo-Marston S, Papenfuss TLIdentification of myeloid derived suppressor cells in the peripheral blood of tumor bearing dogs.BMC Vet Res 8 209 10/31/2012

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) 300 W. 10th Ave. Columbus, OH 43210 Phone: 1-800-293-5066 | Email: