Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, Columbia, MO


Pediatrics - Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN,

Graduate Degree

PhD in Immunology - Washington University in Saint Louis, Saint Louis, MO

Titles and Academic Titles

Pediatric Rheumatology Fellow

Departments and Services




Gordon SM, Nishiguchi MA, Chase JM, Mani S, Mainigi MA, Behrens EM. IFNs Drive Development of Novel IL-15–Responsive Macrophages. 2020. JImmunol.


Sojka D.K., Plougastel-Douglas B., Yang L., Pak-Wittel M.A., Artymov M.N., Ivanova Y., Zhong C., Chase J.M., Rothman P.B., Yu J., Riley J.K., Zhu J., Tian A., & Yokoyama W.M. Tissue-resident natural killer (NK) cells are cell lineages distinct from thymic and conventional splenic NK cells. Elife. 2014, Jan; 3(e01659): 1-21.

Romee R., Schneider S.E., Leong J.W., Chase J.M., Keppel C.R., Sullivan R.P., Cooper M.A., & Fehniger T.A. Cytokine activation induces human memory-like NK cells. Blood. 2014, Sep; 120(24): 4751-4760.

Leong J.W.*, Chase* J.M., Romee R., Schneider S.E., Sullivan R.P., Cooper M.A., & Fehniger T.A. *co-first authors. Pre-activation with IL-12, IL-15 and IL-18 induces CD25 and a functional high affinity IL-2 receptor on human cytokine-induced memory-like NK cells.. Biology of Blood and Bone Marrow Transplantation. 2014, Jan; 20(4): 463-473.


Elliott (Chase) J.M. & Yokoyama W.M. Unifying concepts of MHC-dependent NK cell education. Trends in Immunology. 2011, Aug; 32(8): 364-372.


Elliott (Chase) J.M., Wahle J.A., & Yokoyama W.M. MHC Class I-deficient natural killer cells acquire a licensed phenotype after transfer into an MHC class I-sufficient environment. Journal of Experimental Medicine. 2010, Sep; 207(10): 2073-2079.


Cooper M.A., Elliott (Chase) J.M., Keyel P.A., Yang L., Carrero J.A., & Yokoyama W.M. Cytokine-induced memory-like natural killer cells. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. 2009, Feb; 106(6): 1915-1919.


Celina M., Elliott (Chase) J.M., Winters S.T., Assink R.A., & Minier L.M. Correlation of antioxidant depletion and mechanical performance during thermal degradation of an HTPB elastomer. Polymer Degradation and Stability. 2006, Jan; 91(8): 1870-1879.


Assink R.A., Celina M., Elliott (Chase) J.M., & Harris D.J. Use of a respirometer to measure oxidation rates of polymeric materials at ambient temperatures. Polymer. 2005, Jan; 46(25): 11648-11654.


Elliott (Chase) J.M., Assink R.A., & Celina M. High-sensitivity chemical derivatization NMR analysis for condition monitoring of aged elastomers. Polymer. 2004, Jan; 45(22): 7463-7469.

Awards and Honors

2017, Ephriam P. Engleman Endowed Resident Research Preceptorship, Rheumatology Research Foundation
2016, Pediatric Resident Travel Award, American College of Rheumatology
2013-2015, McVean Medical Scholarship, U of Missouri-Columbia SOM
2012, Abstract Achievement Award, American Society of Hematology
2012, Trainee Research Award, American Society of Hematology
2010, Outstanding Research Abstract Travel Award, National Institutes of Health
1999-2003, Presidential Scholarship (full tuition award), University of New Mexico

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2017-present, American College of Rheumatology
2015-present, American Academy of Pediatrics