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Surgery Research Faculty & Staff

Julie Marino, Ph.D

Instructor, Dept. of Surgery

Julie Marino, PhD

Julie H. Marino, Ph.D., is an instructor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Oklahoma, School of Community Medicine, Tulsa.  She received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Covenant College before completing her PhD in Immunology at the University of Tulsa. She completed post-doctoral training in the Department of Surgery at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Tulsa.  She is an expert in gene expression analysis and directs the genomics research efforts at the Integrative Immunology Center.

Kent Teague, Ph.D.


Dr. Teague

Dr. Teague completed his Ph.D. in Immunology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He completed postdoctoral training in Immunology at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Denver. Dr. Teague serves as the Assistant Vice President for Research and leads the research efforts at OU-Tulsa. He specializes in studying the effects of psychosocial stress and chronic inflammation on the immune system and the downstream effects on health. Dr. Teague is also the Associate Dean for Research for the OU-TU School of Community Medicine and holds the GKFF Chair in Community Medicine Research.  In addition to his roles in research, Dr. Teague is the associate course director for the Immunology, Microbiology, and Integument course for the medical students and co-directs the immunology course for the PA students.


Contact Us

For questions regarding research opportunities & resources, please contact the Department of Surgery Research Project Coordinator, Carol J. Cox, Ph.D., by email at or by phone at (918) 634-7509.