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Nichols Lab: About Us

Welcome to the lab of Kim E. Nichols, MD

  • Kim Nichols
  • Nichols Lab Group
  • Nichols Lab Group
  • Tanja Mittag
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  • Nichols Lab Group
  • Nichols Lab Group

The Nichols laboratory focuses on identifying and studying genes that protect against cancer and viral infections, and on understanding how genetic defects in the immune system can contribute to disease. Working in concert with Dr. Nichols’ clinical research efforts, our goal is to increase awareness, facilitate diagnosis and improve the treatment of patients at increased genetic risk for infection and cancer.

Current research areas in the lab include understanding the genetic underpinnings of immunological disorders, such as X-linked lymphoproliferative disease (XLP) and hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH). We are also developing novel cell-based immunotherapies for cancer.

Learn more at Nichols lab: Research, or browse all publications from Kim Nichols in PubMed.

Interested in joining the Nichols lab?

There are currently multiple openings at the staff and postdoctoral level. Contact Kim Nichols for more information.

Useful links


  • National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • Histiocytosis Association of America
  • Cookies for Kids’ Cancer Foundation
  • University of Southern California/William Lawrence & Blanche Hughes Foundation