Michael R. Harris, M.D., Ph.D.   harris_mr@kids.wustl.edu

Newborn Medicine

phone: (314) 454-6148


  • B.A., St. Louis University1973
  • MSc, St. Louis University1976
  • Ph.D., Saint Louis University1981
  • M.D., Saint Louis University School of Medicine1991


  • Resident, St. Louis Children's Hospital1991 - 1994
  • Fellow, Washington University School of Medicine1994 - 1997

Licensure and Board Certification

  • MO, Medical License1993
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program Instructor, Regional Trainer2005
  • American Board of Pediatrics: Sub-board of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine2011


  • St. Louis Children's Hospital, Outstanding Fellow Teaching Award1995 - 1996
  • Provide testimony to the Missouri State Legislator for the establishment of to the Perinatal Committee and Perinatal Regionalization in Missouri.2015

Recent Publications view all (16)

  1. Wang X, Lybarger L, Connors R, Harris MR, Hansen TH. Model for the interaction of gammaherpesvirus 68 RING-CH finger protein mK3 with major histocompatibility complex class I and the peptide-loading complex. J Virol. 2004;78(16):8673-86. doi:10.1128/JVI.78.16.8673-8686.2004  PMCID:PMC479079  PMID:15280476  
  2. Lybarger L, Wang X, Harris MR, Virgin HW 4th, Hansen TH. Virus subversion of the MHC class I peptide-loading complex. Immunity. 2003;18(1):121-30. PMID:12530981  
  3. Yu YY, Harris MR, Lybarger L, Kimpler LA, Myers NB, Virgin HW 4th, Hansen TH. Physical association of the K3 protein of gamma-2 herpesvirus 68 with major histocompatibility complex class I molecules with impaired peptide and beta(2)-microglobulin assembly. J Virol. 2002;76(6):2796-803. PMCID:PMC135993  PMID:11861847  
  4. Harris MR, Lybarger L, Myers NB, Hilbert C, Solheim JC, Hansen TH, Yu YY. Interactions of HLA-B27 with the peptide loading complex as revealed by heavy chain mutations. Int Immunol. 2001;13(10):1275-82. PMID:11581172  
  5. Harris MR, Lybarger L, Yu YY, Myers NB, Hansen TH. Association of ERp57 with mouse MHC class I molecules is tapasin dependent and mimics that of calreticulin and not calnexin. J Immunol. 2001;166(11):6686-92. PMID:11359824  
  6. Myers NB, Harris MR, Connolly JM, Lybarger L, Yu YY, Hansen TH. Kb, Kd, and Ld molecules share common tapasin dependencies as determined using a novel epitope tag. J Immunol. 2000;165(10):5656-63. PMID:11067922  
  7. Yu YY, Myers NB, Hilbert CM, Harris MR, Balendiran GK, Hansen TH. Definition and transfer of a serological epitope specific for peptide-empty forms of MHC class I. Int Immunol. 1999;11(12):1897-906. PMID:10590255  
  8. Harris MR, Yu YY, Kindle CS, Hansen TH, Solheim JC. Calreticulin and calnexin interact with different protein and glycan determinants during the assembly of MHC class I. J Immunol. 1998;160(11):5404-9. PMID:9605141  
  9. Solheim JC, Harris MR, Kindle CS, Hansen TH. Prominence of beta 2-microglobulin, class I heavy chain conformation, and tapasin in the interactions of class I heavy chain with calreticulin and the transporter associated with antigen processing. J Immunol. 1997;158(5):2236-41. PMID:9036970  
  10. Carreno BM, Solheim JC, Harris M, Stroynowski I, Connolly JM, Hansen TH. TAP associates with a unique class I conformation, whereas calnexin associates with multiple class I forms in mouse and man. J Immunol. 1995;155(10):4726-33. PMID:7594473  
  11. Mehringer JH, Harris MR, Kindle CS, McCourt DW, Cullen SE. Characterization of fragments of the murine Ia-associated invariant chain. J Immunol. 1991;146(3):920-7. PMID:1988503  
  12. Woulfe SL, Rice K, Didier DK, Harris MR, Schiffenbauer J, Klearman M, Farrar MA, Schwartz BD. Evidence for heterogeneity of the DPA and DPB alleles derived from a DRw11,DQw7,DPw4 cell line. Hum Immunol. 1989;26(1):39-45. PMID:2777643  
  13. Sivak LE, Harris MR, Kindle C, Cullen SE. Inhibition of proteoglycan synthesis eliminates the proteoglycan form of Ia-associated invariant chain and depresses antigen presentation. J Immunol. 1987;138(5):1319-21. PMID:3468174  
  14. Harris MR, Kindle CS, Abruzzini AF, Pierce CW, Cullen SE. Antigen presentation by the BCL1 murine B cell line: in vitro stimulation by LPS. J Immunol. 1984;133(3):1202-8. PMID:6611366  
  15. Marrack P, Hannum C, Harris M, et al. Antigen-specific, major histocompatibility complex-restricted T cell receptors Immun Rev 1983; 76:131.. 1983. 
  16. Harris M. "Role of Adenyl Cyclase and cAMP-Phosphodiesterase in Morphogenesis of Histoplasma Capsulatum" Doctoral Dissertation, St. Louis University.. 1981. 
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