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MITM Guest Speaker, Ricardo Gazzinelli presents "Killer T cells mediated resistance to the malaria blood stage"

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Monday, January 27, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Ross Hall
Room 602


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Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine 2019-2020 Seminar Series

Keynote Speaker Information

Ricardo T. Gazzinelli DVM, PhD
Professor of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Dr. Gazzinelli is interested in understanding the immunological mechanisms that warrant host resistance to infection and at the same time prevent immune mediated tissue damage and pathology in parasitic diseases. The main areas of scientific research carried in his lab are on: (i) the role innate immunity on host resistance and pathogenesis to infection with protozoan parasites; (ii) the mechanisms of cytotoxic T cells in resistance to infection; and (iii) the development of recombinant vaccines that induce cell-me- diated immunity and protect against protozoan infections. When possible, he tries to address questions regarding host-parasite interactions, employing cellular systems, experimental rodent models and well-characterized patients undergoing specific protozoan infection.

Light Lunch will be provided