Multifaceted functions of the PD1 pathway
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Neuroscience Research Bldg. - Auditorium - Room 132
DGSOM I3T Immunology Forum Seminar Series
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Free and open to the public.
Featuring: Arlene Sharpe, M.D., Ph.D. George Fabyan Professor of Comparative Pathology, Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology; Co-Director, Harvard Institute for Translational Immunology, Harvard Medical School.
The major interest of the Dr. Sharpe's laboratory is to study functions of T cell costimulatory pathways and their immunoregulatory roles in controlling the balance between T cell activation and tolerance.
Costimulation is of therapeutic interest because manipulation of T cell costimulatory pathways may provide a means either to enhance immune responses (to promote anti-microbial or tumor immunity) or terminate immune responses (to control autoimmune diseases or achieve tolerance for tissue transplantation).