Dr. Michelle Gill received her M.D. and Ph.D. in Cellular Biology & Anatomy from the Louisiana State University Medical Center in Shreveport, LA. She completed her internship, residency and chief residency in Pediatrics at the University of Arkansas for Sciences in Little Rock, AR and Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Gill completed her Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship at the UT Southwestern Medical Center and thereafter joined the faculty of UT Southwestern Medical Center in the Department of Pediatrics.

Dr. Gill’s current research interests center around two of the most common etiologies of respiratory disease in children: allergic asthma and viral respiratory infections. The role of dendritic cells and monocytes in these clinically relevant disease processes is poorly understood. Investigations in Dr. Gill’s laboratory are designed to define mechanisms underlying the potential contribution of these immune cells to the pathogenesis of respiratory diseases in children.

Dr. Gill serves on many institutional and national committees including the Allergenic Products Advisory Committee for the Food and Drug Administration and a Council Member representing Infectious Diseases for the Society of Pediatric Research. Dr. Gill is the President-elect (2017) for the Society of Pediatric Research.


Medical School
LSU School of Medicine (1995)
Arkansas Childrens Hospital (1998), Pediatrics
Chief Resident
Arkansas Childrens Hospital (1999), Pediatrics
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2003), Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Research Interest

  • Dendritic cell biology
  • Rhinovirus and immune sensitization
  • Virus-induced asthma exacerbations


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Blood dendritic cells and DC-poietins in systemic lupus erythematosus.
Gill MA, Blanco P, Arce E, Pascual V, Banchereau J, Palucka AK Hum. Immunol. 2002 Dec 63 12 1172-80
Induction of dendritic cell differentiation by IFN-alpha in systemic lupus erythematosus.
Blanco P, Palucka AK, Gill M, Pascual V, Banchereau J Science 2001 Nov 294 5546 1540-3
Increased frequency of pre-germinal center B cells and plasma cell precursors in the blood of children with systemic lupus erythematosus.
Arce E, Jackson DG, Gill MA, Bennett LB, Banchereau J, Pascual V J. Immunol. 2001 Aug 167 4 2361-9
Citrobacter urinary tract infections in children.
Gill MA, Schutze GE Pediatr. Infect. Dis. J. 1999 Oct 18 10 889-92

Honors & Awards

  • Best Pediatric Specialists/Doctors in Dallas
    D Magazine (2010) (2013) (2018)
  • Research Mentor Award (Pediatric Residency Program)
    Children's Medical Center (2013)
  • Outstanding Teacher Award from Medical Student Class of 2010
    UT Southwestern (2007-2008)
  • Distinguished Young Researcher Award
    President's Research Council, UT Southwestern (2004)
  • Research Grant Awards, $15K
    Children's Medical Center Foundation (2002-2003)
  • Pediatric Research Fellowship Award
    Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (2000-2002)
  • Debra H. Fiser Award for Excellence in Critical Care
    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock (1998)
  • Donald E. Hill Memorial Award for Excellence in Research
    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock (1998)
  • Doctor-Patient Relationship Award
    Shreveport Medical Society (1995)
  • Academic Scholarship, Omicron Delta Kappa, Honor Society
    Louisiana State University, Shreveport (1985-1988)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Vice President, Society for Pediatric Research (2015)
  • American Association of Immunologists (2009)
  • NIH Inner City Asthma Consortium (2009)
  • Society for Pediatric Research (2006)
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (1999)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (1998)