Our Research Interests

T Cell Tuning

How do individual T cells calibrate their sensitivity to antigen ?

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T Cell Memory

How do CD4 T cells remember all the infections they encountered ?

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Innate Coding

How do innate cells convey tissue-specific information to T cells ?

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From Our Blog ...

Special Issue : Infection & Immunity Research at UMD

Special Issue : Infection & Immunity Research at UMD The FEMS Journal Pathogens & Disease has a special issue out that highlights some of the research done in our department, It features a collection of...Read More

Top 40 papers of 2016

Top 40 papers of 2016 No.. no.. this is NOT a list of the best Immunology papers of 2016; Instead this is a very self-centered list of 40 papers that we really liked -...Read More

Book Club: Outliers

Book Club: Outliers Our book choice for reading through the holiday season is Outliers: The story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell. In the book Gladwell presents his...Read More

Lab T shirt day 2016 !

Lab T shirt day 2016 ! We tried out our first lab T shirt design this year with digitally printed shirts from Uberprints. Everyone got their "presents" yesterday.. and...Read More

Polly Matzinger & the AI2016 finale.

Polly Matzinger & the AI2016 finale. The Graduate School's 2016 Advanced Immunology class (organized by Dr. Martin Flajnik) featured several external lecturers this year, including John...Read More

Book Club: Emperor Of All Maladies

Book Club: Emperor Of All Maladies This month, our lab book club choice is "The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer" by Siddhartha Mukherjee. The book chronicles the history...Read More

Welcome (back) to the Lab, Rachel !

Welcome (back) to the Lab, Rachel ! Rachel Bour just graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is spending a break year in the lab before she goes to Grad School....Read More

Publication : Perspective article in Pathogens & Disease

Publication : Perspective article in Pathogens & Disease The FEMS journal Pathogens & Disease is coming out with a special issue focusing on research being done at the Department of Microbiology and...Read More

Farewell to Ross !

Farewell to Ross ! Ross is leaving the lab, to pursue a Masters in Public Health at Johns Hopkins. ... and although he is just going to be across town, we will miss...Read More

Book Club : Survival of the Sickest

Book Club : Survival of the Sickest Our lab's August 2016 Book Club selection was the Survival of the Sickest by Sharon Moalem and Jonathan Prince. The book has been extensively...Read More