The research of Anne Stevens, MD, PhD, is focused on studying maternal microchimerism and how altered T cell activation may trigger autoimmune diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).
Center for Immunity and Immunotherapies investigators support advanced reference laboratory services through the Immunology Diagnostic Laboratory (IDL) for monitoring of immune function in patients with primary immune deficiency diseases and in patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell or solid organ transplantation. Testing presently available includes 8-12-color multiparameter immunophenotyping for naïve and memory B cells and CD4 and CD8 T cells, as well as expression analysis for key intracellular proteins. Ongoing work also supports the development of new tests based on our center's research.
Read about the other innovative programs our center provides, including gene therapy and repair, cellular therapeutics, and molecular diagnostics.
The Center for Immunity and Immunotherapies utilizes multiple state-of-the-art assays to assess lymphocyte populations and functions in a broad range of human immune disorders.