Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Margherita Teresa-Anna Cantorna, PhD

Margherita Teresa-Anna Cantorna, PhD

Distinguished Professor, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Scientific Program:Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis
Disease Teams:
Pediatric Cancer

Research Interests

  • Vitamin D
  • Calcitriol Receptors
  • T-Lymphocytes
  • Calcitriol
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
  • Infection
  • Immune System
  • Knockout Mice
  • Inflammation
  • Diet
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Natural Killer T-Cells

Recent Publications


Cantorna, MT-A, Rogers, CJ & Arora, J 2019, 'Aligning the Paradoxical Role of Vitamin D in Gastrointestinal Immunity', Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism, vol. 30, no. 7, pp. 459-466.




Cantorna, MT-A & Bruce, D 2017, Vitamin D and Inflammatory Bowel Disease. in Health, Disease and Therapeutics. vol. 2, Elsevier Inc., pp. 1025-1036.


Cantorna, MT-A 2016, 'Vitamin D and lung infection', Infection and Immunity, vol. 84, no. 11, pp. 3094-3096.


Chen, J, Waddell, A, Lin, YD & Cantorna, MT-A 2015, 'Dysbiosis caused by vitamin D receptor deficiency confers colonization resistance to Citrobacter rodentium through modulation of innate lymphoid cells', Mucosal Immunology, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 618-626.
Waddell, A, Zhao, J & Cantorna, MT-A 2015, 'NKT cells can help mediate the protective effects of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis in mice', International Immunology, vol. 27, no. 5, pp. 237-244.

Clinical Trials Search

Children (age < 18 years)
Adults (age >= 18 years)