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Stephen Planck Ph.D.

    • Professor of Ophthalmology School of Medicine
    • Cell and Developmental Biology Graduate Program School of Medicine
    • Program in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences School of Medicine
    • Casey Eye Institute School of Medicine

Joint appointments Research Associate Professor, Cell & Developmental Biology; Research Associate Professor, Medicine - Division of Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases


B.S., University of California, 1970, Biochemistry Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1976, Oncology

Professional Experience

Postdoctoral Fellow, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD, 1976-1979 Research Assistant Professor, University of Arizona, 1979-1984 Research Assistant/Associate Professor, Oregon Health & Science University, 1984-present

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  • B.S., University of California, 0 1970
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 0 1976
  • Fellowship:

    • Postdoctoral Fellow, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD, 1976-1979


  • "Ultraviolet irradiation induces the production of multiple cytokines by human corneal cells" Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science November 1997
  • "Gene expression profiling of whole blood" BMC Genomics January 5 2009
  • "Heterogeneity of 125I-labeled epidermal growth factor" Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - General Subjects April 17 1985
  • "APCs in the anterior uveal tract do not migrate to draining lymph nodes" Journal of Immunology June 1 2004
  • "Nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain 2 and toll-like receptor 2 function independently in a murine model of arthritis triggered by intraarticular peptidoglycan" Arthritis and Rheumatology April 2010
  • "The NOD2 defect in Blau syndrome does not result in excess interleukin-1 activity" Arthritis and Rheumatology February 2009
  • "Anterior uveitis" Seminars in Immunopathology  1999
  • "Prediction of cis-regulatory elements controlling genes differentially expressed by retinal and choroidal vascular endothelial cells" Journal of Ocular Biology, Diseases, and Informatics  2008
  • "Expression of growth factor mrna in rabbit pvr model systems" Current Eye Research  1992
  • "NOD2, the gene responsible for familial granulomatous uveitis, in a mouse model of uveitis" Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science April 2008
  • "IL-1 and TNF receptor-deficient mice show decreased inflammation in an immune complex model of uveitis" Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science October 1999
  • "The role of interleukin-6 in endotoxin induced uveitis in wild-type and IL-6 deficient mice" Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science February 15 1996
  • "Uveitis secondary to bacterial products" Ophthalmic Research April 2008
  • "Binding of epidermal growth factor in rat pancreatic acini" Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications March 29 1983
  • "Antigen-specific accumulation of naïve, memory and effector CD4 T cells during anterior uveitis monitored by intravital microscopy" Cellular Immunology January 2006
  • "Interleukin-1 receptor antagonist production in human and murine lens" Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science February 15 1996
  • "Synthesis of basic fibroblast growth factor by murine mast cells. Regulation by transforming growth factor beta, tumor necrosis factor alpha, and stem cell factor" International Archives of Allergy and Immunology January 1998
  • "Differential expression of microRNA and predicted targets in pulmonary sarcoidosis" Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications January 13 2012
  • "Iris/ciliary body genes induced by systemic endotoxin" Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science February 15 1996
  • "Intracellular processing of epidermal growth factor. I. Acidification of 125I-epidermal growth factor in intracellular organelles" Journal of Biological Chemistry  1984
  • "Contrasting Ocular Effects of Local versus Systemic Endotoxin" Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science August 2011
  • "Detection of mRNA for the cytokines, interleukin-1α and interleukin-8, in corneas from patients with pseudophakic bullous keratopathy" Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science  1995
  • "The expression of STAT-1 and phosphorylated STAT-1 in conjunctival granulomas" Ocular Immunology and Inflammation August 2010
  • "Cloning, sequencing and expression analysis of the mouse NOD2/CARD15 gene" Inflammation Research June 1 2003
  • "DNA chain growth in isolated HeLa nuclei" Biochemistry  1977
  • "Human leukocytes express ephrinB2 which activates microvascular endothelial cells" Cellular Immunology August 2006
  • "Molecular diagnosis of orbital inflammatory disease" Experimental and Molecular Pathology April 1 2015
  • "Intravital microscopy of leukocyte-endothelial dynamics using the Heidelberg confocal laser microscope in scleritis and allergic conjunctivitis" Molecular Vision October 26 2006
  • "Immunohistology of antigen-presenting cells in vivo" Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science May 1 2003
  • "The NLRP3 inflammasome is active but not essential in endotoxin-induced uveitis" Inflammation Research March 2012

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