On staff since November 2003
Academic Title: Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Research Center: Center for Global Infectious Disease Research
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle
Pediatric Infectious Disease, University of Washington, Seattle
Tuberculosis; Protective immunity against tuberculosis; Tuberculosis vaccines
My laboratory is applying recently-developed immunologic tools to the study of tuberculosis in order to gain a better understanding of T lymphocyte-mediated mechanisms that promote protection against tuberculosis and also mechanisms that suppress immunity and help facilitate persistence of the pathogen. The overall goal of this research is to identify strategies that could contribute to the development of an effective vaccine. Recently, my laboratory defined a role for a suppressive subset of T lymphocytes that dampens immunity and prevents the immune system from effectively eradicating the bacteria that causes tuberculosis.
Host: Pathogen Interaction
MA.7.226 - Infectious Disease Clinic
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle Biomedical Research Institute
307 Westlake Ave N
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