Stacey A. Gorski, PhD

Stacy Gorski

Stacey A. Gorski PhD

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences


BS Biology, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

PhD Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology, University of Virginia

Research Interests

  • Innate immune responses to infection
  • Macrophages, neutrophils, innate lymphoid type 2 cells
  • Respiratory viral infection (influenza)
  • Pulmonary regeneration


My teaching interests are anything related to immunology and microbiology! I actively engage in curriculum and content develop for immunology and microbiology-related courses, as well as basic biology.  I also have a strong interest in developing upper level courses in vaccine design and safety.

My research interests lie in lung physiology and respiratory viruses, specifically how the lung repairs itself following infection with respiratory viruses, such as influenza.  Because influenza is so prevalent, we know a lot about the immune response to the virus; however, we know relatively little about the host immune response mechanisms that allow us to actually recover from the infection.  Thus my research is primarily focused on how specific innate immune cell types, such as macrophages, neutrophils and innate lymphoid cells, contribute to pulmonary regeneration after influenza infection. 

After completing a doctoral internship in Adelaide, Australia at Vaxine Pty. Ltd., a vaccine manufacturer specializing in adjuvant (the immune stimulating agent in vaccines) design and efficacy, I taught at Hampden-Sydney College in central Virginia teaching Vertebrate Physiology and Introductory Biology.


American Association of Immunologists
Australasian Society for Immunology                     

Selected Scholarly Activity

Kim TS, Gorski SA, Hahn S, Murphy KM, and Braciale TJ.  2014.  Distinct dendritic cell subsets dictate the fate decision between effector and memory CD8+ T cell differentiation by a CD24-dependent mechanism.  Immunity 40(3). PMID: 24631155

Gorski SA, Hahn YS, Braciale TJ.  2013. Group 2 innate lymphoid cell production of IL- 5 is regulated by NKT cells during influenza virus infection. PLoS Pathogens 9(9). PMID: 24068930

Saade F*, Gorski SA*, and Petrovsky NP. 2012. Pushing the frontiers of T-cell vaccines: accurate measurement of human T-cell responses.  Expert Review of Vaccines 11(12): 1459-1470. PMID: 23252389. *Authors contributed equally

Gorski SA, Hufford MM, and Braciale TJ. 2012. Recent insights into pulmonary repair following virus-induced inflammation of the respiratory tract.  Current Opinion in Virology 2(3):233-241. PMID: 22608464.

Professional Information

Immunology and Flow Cytometry Intern, Vaxine Pty. Ltd. Adelaide, Australia 2012

Contact Information

Office location: McNeil Science & Technology Center, Room 279
Mailing address: Box # 38
University of Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495
Office Phone: 215-596-8520

s [dot] gorski [at] usciences [dot] edu