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QSB Seminar Series 291 (2/3/17)

February 3, 2017 - 8:00pm

QSB Seminar Series 291 (2/3/17)

Dr. Mercedes Rincon, University of Vermont


Dr. Rincon is one of the leaders studying the role of IL-6 in CD4 T cell differentiation and cytokine production (since 1996) and has provided a number of important contributions. Her group has shown the role of IL-6 in Th2 and Th1 differentiation, and more recently on IL-21 production by CD4 and CD8 T cells, and its implication on antibody production on B cells. Dr. Rincon’s studies on IL-6 expand from in vitro in primary mouse and human T cells to in vivo mouse models (e.g. IL-6 in influenza virus vaccines and infection, IL-6 on allergic airway inflammation) and further to bench site (IL-6 in asthmatic patients and IL-6 on rheumatoid arthritis patients).

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Classroom and Office Building 2 170

Contact Information

Katrina Hoyer
Assistant Professor
School of Natural Sciences, QSB