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Robert Alaniz, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology

Director, College of Medicine Cell Analysis Facility

Texas A&M University Health Science Center,
College of Medicine


College of Medicine


  • Immunology
Dr. Robert Alaniz

About Dr. Alaniz

Robert Alaniz, PhD, is a research assistant professor in the Department of Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology and director of the College of Medicine Cell Analysis Facility. His research focuses on understanding important host and microbial mechanisms that instruct the development of pathogen-specific effector, memory and protective T-cell immunity after infection with intracellular bacteria.

Dr. Alaniz received his Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University, doctorate degree from the University of Washington in immunology and completed his postdoctoral training at the University of Washington in microbial pathogenesis in 2007.

Dr. Alaniz has had his work published in the Journal of Immunology and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Texas A&M researchers discover the effects of shift work on immune cell clocks may lead to metabolic disorders

February 5, 2018

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January 31, 2018

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