Dr. Joe Dolence

Assistant Professor

Office: BHS 221   |    Phone: (308) 865-8749   |    Email: dolencejj@unk.edu

Dr. Joe Dolence


Advisor for Biology 7-12 Teaching Subject Endorsement Students

Areas of Interest:

  • Immunology
  • Allergic Disease
  • Peanut Allergy
  • Stem Cells


Professional Affiliations:


  • Dolence, J.J.  2013.  Regulation of early B cell development by Flt3 signaling. Ph.D. Dissertation, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. 232 pp.


  • Dolence, J.J.  2021.  Design your own flow cytometry experiment: A four-week inquiry laboratory. CourseSource  https://doi.org/10.24918/cs.2021.19.
  • Dolence, J.J.  2021.  Induction of peanut allergy through inhalation of peanut in mice. in: Nagamoto-Combs K. (eds.) Animal Models of Allergic Disease.  Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 2223. Humana, New York, NY.   https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-0716-1001-5_2
  • Dolence, J.J. and Kita, H.  2020.  Allergic sensitization to peanuts is enhanced in mice fed a high-fat diet. AIMS Allergy and Immunology 4:88-99.  doi: 10.3934/Allergy.2020008.
  • Dolence, J.J., Kobayashi, T., Iijima, K., Krempski, J., Drake, L.Y., Dent, A.L., and Kita, H. 2018. Airway exposure initiates peanut allergy by involving the IL-1 pathway and T follicular helper (Tfh) cells in mice.  Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology  142:1144-58.  doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2017.11.020.
  • Dolence, J.J., Gwin, K., Shapiro, M.B., Hsu, FC, Shapiro, V.S., and Medina, K.L.  2015.  Cell extrinsic alterations in splenic B cell maturation in Flt3-ligand knockout mice.  Immunity, Inflammation, and Disease  3:103-117.
  • Dolence, J.J., Gwin, K., Shapiro, M.B., and Medina, K.L.  2014.  Flt3 signaling regulates the proliferation, survival, and maintenance of multipotent hematopoietic progenitors that generate B cell precursors. Experimental Hematology  42:380-393.e3.
  • Gwin, K.A., Shapiro, M.B., Dolence, J.J., Huang, Z.L., and Medina, K.L.  2013.  Hoxa9 and Flt3 signaling synergistically regulate an early checkpoint in lymphopoiesis.  Journal of Immunology 191:7445-754.
  • Gwin K., Dolence, J.J., Shapiro, M.B., and Medina, K.L.  2013.  Differential requirement for Hoxa9 in the development and differentiation of B, NK, and DC-lineage cells from Flt3+ multipotential progenitors.  BMC Immunology 14:5.
  • Dolence, J.J., Gwin, K., Frank, E., and Medina, K.L.  2011.  Threshold Levels of Flt3-ligand are required for the generation and survival of lymphoid progenitors and B-cell precursors.  European Journal of Immunology 41:324-334.