'Inflammation and HIV Disease: the role of tryptophan catabolism'
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Neuroscience Research Bldg. - Auditorium - Room 132
JCCC Immunology Forum Seminar Series
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Free and open to the public.
Featuring: Mike McCune, MD, PhD. Professor & Chief, Division of Experimental Medicine, University of California, San Francisco.
In the Division of Experimental Medicine, he has established a multidisciplinary, collaborative environment for the analysis of the human immunology of chronic infectious diseases of medical importance, including those caused by HIV, TB, malaria, and helminthic worms.
The underlying hypothesis of the Division is that each of these agents has established patterns of interaction with the host which, in most cases, do not lead to overt disease; that these patterns are likely to embrace protective immune responses with mechanistic overlaps; and that elucidation of such common patterns of successful host-pathogen interaction may inform the development of interventions (e.g., vaccines and medicines) to successfully fight HIV.
Co-Sponsored by: Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Center for Aids Research.