19 May 2015

Burnet Institute and Monash University Department of Immunology present...

"Transcriptional network regulating development of Tregs and Th17 cells"

Presented by: Professor Vijay K. Kuchroo, D.V.M., Ph.D.

When: Wednesday 27 May 

Time: 12:00noon – 1pm 

Where: AMREP Lecture Theatre

Professor Vijay Kuchroo is the Samuel L. Wasserstrom Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, Senior Scientist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Co-Director of the Center for Infection and Immunity, Brigham Research Institutes, Boston. Professor Kuchroo is also an associate member of the Broad Institute and a participant in a Klarman Cell Observatory project that focuses on T cell differentiation. 

He was just named the Director of the newly formed Evergrande Center for Immunologic Diseases at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. His major research interests include autoimmune diseases particularly the role of co-stimulation, the genetic basis of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis and multiple sclerosis. In addition he has major interests in cell surface molecules and regulatory factors that regulate induction of T cell tolerance and dysfunction. 

His laboratory has made several transgenic mice that serve as animal models for human multiple sclerosis. He was first to describe the development of a highly pathogenic Th17 cells which has been shown to induce multiple different autoimmune diseases in humans. A paper describing development of Th17 authored by Professor Kuchroo has been one of the highest cited papers in Immunology.

Please join us after the seminar for light refreshments.

If anyone would like to meet with Professor Kuchroo during the day please email rosemary.ffrench@monash.edu.
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