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 ...

Congrats Allie on her AAI travel award... (plus birthday lunch pictures)

Congrats Allie on her AAI travel award... (plus birthday lunch pictures) Allie's abstract for the American Association of Immunologists (AAI) annual meeting in May was chosen for a block symposium Oral presentation and won...Read More

Welcome, David Langan for his Graduate Rotation !

Welcome, David Langan for his Graduate Rotation ! David Langan joins the lab for his Graduate laboratory rotation as part of the SOM's graduate program (GPILS). David is a graduate of Hood College...Read More

The Science of Vaccines

The Science of Vaccines Hard as it is for an Immunology student to understand the cultural “opposition” to vaccines, wading though the public discussions on the topic...Read More

Book Club : Freakonomics

Book Club : Freakonomics For February's Lab Book Club discussion, the students chose the now "classic" from Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner - Freakonomics: : A Rogue...Read More

New Funding for HIV relevant research

New Funding for HIV relevant research Together with Prof. Zvi Grossman (Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University), we just got funding from the Office of AIDS Research of the...Read More

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