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Dec
1
2020

M-I Dept. Virtual Seminar - How Testosterone Shapes the T cell Response in Neuroinflammatory Disease

When: Tuesday, December 1, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Where: Online

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

Contact: Dr. Melissa Brown   312.503.0108

Group: Department of Microbiology-Immunology Seminars/Events

Category: Lectures & Meetings

Description:

Title: How Testosterone Shapes the T cell Response in Neuroinflammatory Disease

Speaker: Melissa Brown, PhD / Professor/ Northwestern University

Host: Laimonis Laimins, PhD

Topic:

It is well established that males are less susceptible to autoimmune disease than females.  Yet the underpinnings of this protection are still unclear.  I will discuss our recent studies aimed at understanding the role of the male sex hormone testosterone in altering autoreactive immune responses that drive neuroinflammation.  Understanding sex-biased immune responses is also likely to have important consequences for vaccine development and treatment of infection and cancer. 

 

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