Medical School San Marcos University - Peru (1958)

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Internal Medicine

Research Interest

  • Anthropological studies of HLA antigens
  • Autoimmunity and histocompatibility antigens
  • Immunology of allograft rejection
  • Major and Minor Histocompatibility Antigens
  • Molecular methods for histocompatibility testing


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Production of Autoantibodies against Citrullinated Antigens/Peptides by Human B Cells

Maria F. Bellatin, Mei Han, Margarita Fallena, Lin Fan, Donglan Xia, Nancy Olsen, Valerie Branch, David Karp, and Peter Stastny J Immunol 2012 188 000-000

Natural killer cell crossmatch functional analysis of inhibitory killer immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIR) and their HLA ligands.

Han M, Fallena M, Guo Y, Stastny P Human Immunology 2007 68 507

MICA antigens stimulate T cell proliferation and cell-mediated cytotoxicity.

Zhang Y, Stastny P Human Immunology 2006 67 215

Detection of anti-MICA antibodies in patients awaiting kidney transplantation, during the post-transplant course and in eluates from rejected kidney allografts by Luminex flow cytometry.

Zou Y, Heinemann FM, Grosse-Wilde H, Sireci G, Wang Z, Lavingia B, Stastny P Human Immunology 2006 67 230

Introduction: MICA/MICB in innate immunity, adaptive immunity, autoimmunity, cancer and in the immune response to transplants.

Stastny P Human Immunology 2006 67 141

Effect of human cytomegalovirus on expression of MHC class I-related chains A.

Zou Y, Bresnahan W, Taylor RT, Stastny P Journal of Immunology 2005 174 3098

Honors & Awards

  • Master of the American College of Rheumatology
    Recognition for research performed (1997)
  • Pemberton Memorial Lecture
    Philadelphia (1977)
  • VA Clinical Investigator
    Research support (1971)
  • Arthritis Foundation Fellow
    Research Fellowship (1965)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Association of Immunologists
  • American College of Rheumatology
  • American Society for Clinical Investigation
  • American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics
  • The Transplantation Society