• Dr. Curtiss attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as an undergraduate, receiving a BS in Biochemistry and BA in Biology and worked in the lab of John Osterman. She completed a postbaccalaureate year at NIH-NIAID (Laboratory of Immunogenetics) in the IRTA program working in the lab of Silvia Bolland on the immunophenotype of mice with the lupus accelerator gene Yaa (since identified as a TLR7 gene duplication). She then completed her MD/PhD at the University of Iowa with a Ph.D. in Immunology in the laboratory of Paul Rothman studying the role of the transmembrane protein Tim-1 (HAVCR-1) in a mouse model of allergic airway disease and studying the initial signaling events downstream of Tim-1 ligation in lymphocytes. She was accepted into the ABIM Research Track at UAB where she completed her residency and a dual fellowship training in Allergy/Immunology and Pulmonary.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2020 Airway Remodeling in AsthmaFrontiers in Medicine.  7. 2020
    2018 Unique Lipid Signatures of Extracellular Vesicles from the Airways of AsthmaticsScientific Reports.  8. 2018
    2012 Tim-1 regulates Th2 responses in an airway hypersensitivity modelEuropean Journal of Immunology.  42:651-661. 2012
    2011 Fyn binds to and phosphorylates T cell immunoglobulin and mucin domain-1 (Tim-1)Molecular Immunology.  48:1424-1431. 2011
    2010 The T cell receptor-mediated phosphorylation of Pyk2 tyrosines 402 and 580 occurs via a distinct mechanism than other receptor systemsJournal of Leukocyte Biology.  87:691-701. 2010
    2007 The role of the T-cell costimulatory molecule Tim-1 in the immune responseImmunologic Research.  39:52-61. 2007

    Research Overview

  • Dr. Curtiss' research focuses primarily on pulmonary inflammation, asthma, and immunodeficiencies.
  • Teaching Overview

  • Dr. Curtiss has engaged in didactic teaching while at UAB, with specific lectures given on anaphylaxis.
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Iowa 2012
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Immunology, University of Iowa 2012
  • University of Alabama Birmingham, Residency 2014
  • Full Name

  • Miranda Curtiss