Professor of Medicine (Immunology and Rheumatology)
P. J. Utz joined the Stanford faculty in 1999 and was promoted to Professor of Medicine in 2013. P.J. was born and raised in the Pocono Mountains near Scranton, PA. In 1986, he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Biology from King's College in Wilkes-Barre, PA, with minors in English and Chemistry. While earning his M.D. degree in 1991 from Stanford University School of Medicine, he codiscovered the transcription factor Nuclear Factor of Activated T Cells (NFAT) with J.P. Shaw in Dr. Gerald Crabtree's laboratory. As noted on Dr. Crabtree's website, P.J. incorrectly named the transcription factor (it is not Nuclear, and it is not specific for Activated T Cells). P.J. completed his internal medicine residency, rheumatology fellowship, and post-doctoral training at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston prior to joining the Harvard Medical School Faculty in 1996. He left Dr. Paul Anderson's lab in 1999, and his lab at Stanford began experiments in the Spring of 2000.
P.J. has expertise in the study of human and murine autoantibodies and autoantigens, apoptosis signaling pathways, animal models of autoimmunity, proteomics and microfluidics. Members of his laboratory are developing several cutting-edge proteomics technologies for immunological applications, including multiplex planar-based autoantigen microarrays and flow cytometry based cellular assays including EpiTOF. P.J. is actively involved with many educational programs within the University. He is associate Associate Dean for Medical Student Research, and he provides formal lectures to undergraduate, graduate, and medical students in the School of Medicine and the School of Engineering. He is director emeritus of the Stanford Medical Scientist Training Program, and has served as founder and faculty director of the SIMR high school research program for 20 years. He also teaches medical students, residents and fellows in the clinics and on the in-patient wards.
Sunday, April 7
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Monday, April 8
2:25 PM – 2:45 PM