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Department of Microbiology-Immunology: Booki Min, PhD

When: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM  

Where: Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center, Baldwin Auditorium, 303 E. Superior, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Dr. Chyung-Ru Wang   312.503.9748

Group: Department of Microbiology-Immunology Seminars/Events

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Title:  A New role of Foxp3+ Regulatory T Cells in Glucocorticoid Therapy for Chronic Inflammation

Speaker: Booki Min, PhD / Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Host: Chyung-Ru Wang, PhD


Glucocorticoids are the first-line treatment option in many chronic inflammatory conditions. Yet, its working mechanism remains poorly understood. Utilizing murine models of autoimmune and allergic inflammation, our study uncovered for the first time an indispensable role of Foxp3+ regulatory T cells during steroid-induced treatment. Molecular mechanisms during regulatory T cell-dependent glucocorticoid therapy will be discussed. 

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