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

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Professor of Pediatrics, Newborn Medicine
Newborn Medicine

phone: (314) 454-6148


  • BA, St. Louis University1973
  • MSc, St. Louis University1976
  • PhD, Saint Louis University1981
  • MD, Saint Louis University School of Medicine1991


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

Licensure and Board Certification

  • 1993 - PresMO, Medical License
  • 2005 - PresNeonatal Resuscitation Program Instructor, Regional Trainer
  • 2011 - 2021American Board of Pediatrics: Sub-board of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Honors and Awards

  • 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. 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. Virus subversion of the MHC class I peptide-loading complex. Immunity. 2003;18(1):121-30. PMID:12530981 
  3. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Characterization of fragments of the murine Ia-associated invariant chain. J Immunol. 1991;146(3):920-7. PMID:1988503 
  12. 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. 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. Antigen presentation by the BCL1 murine B cell line: in vitro stimulation by LPS. J Immunol. 1984;133(3):1202-8. PMID:6611366 
  15. Antigen-specific, major histocompatibility complex-restricted T cell receptors Immun Rev 1983; 76:131.. 1983. 
  16. "Role of Adenyl Cyclase and cAMP-Phosphodiesterase in Morphogenesis of Histoplasma Capsulatum" Doctoral Dissertation, St. Louis University.. 1981. 
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