The gut patrol
A fascinating new look at what drives T cells to guard the intestines
A major area of research in our laboratory is the regulation of mucosal immunity. We have collaborated extensively with the
Mitchell Kronenberg, Ph.D., and his team study T cells – white blood cells responsible for recognizing and responding to foreign invaders, such as microbes.
Hilde Cheroutre, Ph.D., and her team study the development, function, and regulation of T lymphocytes, a type of white blood cells.
Inflammatory bowel diseases, such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis afflict over a million Americans. Currently, clinicians have to rely
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