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QSB Seminar Series 9/16/16

September 16, 2016 - 8:30pm

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Rachel S. Friedman, University of Colorado Medical School

Abstract:

The destruction of the insulin-producing pancreatic islets that causes type 1 diabetes is largely caused by T cells. However, T cells do not act independently to drive disease. We focus on understanding environmental factors and immune cell interactions that activate or inhibit the pathogenic T cells that damage the islets. Our long term goal is therapeutically enhance existing tolerance pathways and disrupt pathogenic pathways in the islets to treat type 1 diabetes.

Location

Classroom and Office Building 267

Contact Information

Katrina Hoyer
Assistant Professor
Department: 
School of Natural Sciences, Molecular Cell Biology