Section Editors

Section Board for 'Cellular Immunology' (70)

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Prof. Dr. Alessandro Poggi
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Unit of Molecular Oncology and Angiogenesis, IRCCS Ospedale Policlinico San Martino, 16132 Genoa, Italy
Interests: mesenchymal stromal cells; NKG2D; innate immunity; leukemia and lymphoma; anti-tumor immunity
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Dr. Lars Ove Brandenburg
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Institute of Anatomy, Rostock University Medical Center, Gertrudenstrasse 9, 18057 Rostock, Germany
Interests: neuroinflammation; neurodegeneration; bacterial meningitis; antimicrobial peptides; Alzheimer’s disease; multiple sclerosis; glia cells; pattern recognition receptors
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Dr. Ethan Menahem Shevach
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Laboratory of Immune System Biology, Cellular Immunology Section, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
Interests: T regulatory cells; autoimmunity; cytokines
Prof. Dr. Charles Pilette
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Department of Respiratory Medicine, Cliniques Universitaires St-Luc and institute of Experimental and Clinical Research, Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), 10 Avenue Hippocrate B-1200 Brussels, Belgium
Interests: mucosal immunology; respiratory medicine; allergy and pulmonary diseases; IgA; lung epithelium biology
Prof. Piotr Trzonkowski
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Department of Immunology, Medical University of Gdansk, 80-210 Gdańsk, Poland
Interests: immune tolerance; immunotherapy; T regulatory cells; cellular therapy; autoimmunity; transplatology; legislation
Dr. Giuseppe Mazzarella
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Istituto di Scienze dell' Alimentazione - CNR, Via Roma, 52 A/C, 83100 Avellino, Italy
Interests: cosal immunology; inflammatory biomarkers; immunomorphology; celiac disease; non-celiac wheat sensitivity; inflammatory bowel disease
Dr. Jean-luc Davignon
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Centre de Physiopathologie Toulouse Purpandisabled, Toulouse, France
Interests: rheumatoid arthritis
Dr. Eytan R Barnea

The Society for the Investigation of Early Pregnancy (SIEP), New York, NY, USA
Interests: immune modulation and tolerance; cell and organ repair and regeneration; transplant acceptance; protection against adverse environment (radiation, bacteria and/or virus)
Dr. Vijay Saradhi Gorantla
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Wake Forest School of Medicine, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston Salem, NC 27101, USA
Interests: organ transplantation; immunology; organ preservation; rejection; imaging; nerve regeneration; vascularized composite transplantation; reconstructive surgery; biomaterials; cell therapies; regenerative medicine
Prof. Werner Kempf
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Dermatologische Klinik, University Hospital Zurich, 8006 Zurich, Switzerland
Interests: cutaneous lymphomas; viral lymphomagenesis; dermatopathology
Prof. Dr. Taco Kuijpers
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Amsterdam University Medical Center (Amsterdam UMC), Emma Children's Hospital, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Interests: clinical immunology; pediatrics; autoinflammatory disease; vasculitis; primary immunodeficiency; immunogenetics; neutrophils; neutropenia; neutrophil function; NADPH oxidase activity; phagocytes; lymphocytes; B cell; T cell; NK cell; immunoglobulins; IVIG; cytokines; IgG receptors
Prof. Dr. James R. Hagman
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Department of Immunology and Genomic Medicine, National Jewish Health, Denver, Colorado, 80206 United States
Interests: regulation of lymphocyte development and function; epigenetics; transcription factors
Dr. Javier Conde Aranda
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Molecular and Cellular Gastroenterology Group, Health Research Institute of Santiago de Compostela
Interests: Inflammatory bowel disease; Colon cancer; inflammation resolution; macrophages; neutrophils.
Prof. Maria Bokarewa
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Göteborg University, Sahlgrenska Academy, Box 480 40530 Gothenburg, Sweden
Interests: Autoimmunity; inflammation; regulation of transcription; cytokines; interferon
Prof. Gary Kohanbash
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1. Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
2. Department of Immunology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Interests: Brain tumor, immunotherapy, immunosuppression, T-cells, tumor-associated macrophages, myeloid-derived suppressor cells
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Prof. Dr. Zdenek Hel
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Department of Pathology, Department of Microbiology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
Interests: immunology; infectious diseases; HIV; cancer immunology; neutrophils; Covid-19
Prof. Sachiko Miyake
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Department of Immunology, Juntendo University School of Medicine, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8421, Japan
Interests: clinical immunology, rheumatology, neuroimmunology
Prof. Dr. Günther Weindl
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University of Bonn, Pharmaceutical Institute, Section Pharmacology and Toxicology, Gerhard-Domagk-Str. 3, 53121 Bonn, Germany
Interests: Innate immune receptors and signaling; Immunopharmacology; Toll-like receptors; Autophagy
Dr. David R. Soto-Pantoja
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1. Department of Surgery, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC 27157, USA
2. Department of Cancer Biology, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
Interests: cardio-oncology; immunometabolism; CD47; Thrombospondin-1
Dr. Anita Sjölander
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Cell and Experimental Pathology, Department of Translational Medicine, Lund University, Skåne University Hospital, Jan Waldenströms gata 35, 205 02, Malmö, Sweden
Interests: tumour suppressor; immunotherapy; colon cancer
Prof. Annemarie H. Meijer
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Gorlaeus Laboratory, Institute of Biology Leiden (IBL), Leiden University, Einsteinweg 55, 2333 CC Leiden, The Netherlands
Interests: innate immunity; infectious disease; intracellular pathogens; autophagy; Lc3-associated phagocytosis; mycobacterium; salmonella; zebrafish
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Prof. Stefano Fiorucci
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Department of Surgical and Biomedical Sciences, Section of Gastroenterology, University of Perugia, 06123 Perugia PG, Italy
Interests: inflammation; inflammatory bowel diseases; innate immunity; bile acids; intestinal microbiota; liver steatosis
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Prof. Subramaniam Malarkannan
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Department of Medicine-Hematology & Oncology, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Department of Pediatrics, and Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Medical College of Wisconsin, USA
Interests: Innate immunity; NK cells; Signaling; Single-cell transcriptome; Cell therapy; CAR-T/NK therapy
Dr. Abdelhadi Saoudi
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Centre de Physiopathologie de Toulouse Purpan, INSERM, CNRS, Université de Toulouse, 31024 Toulouse, France
Interests: T cells; autoimmunity; tolerance; Treg; animal models; CNS inflammation; TCR signaling
Dr. Fabrizio Marcucci
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Department of Pharmacological and Biomolecular Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Milan 20100 Milan, Italy
Interests: Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT); Cancer stem-like cells (CSC); Autophagy; Antitumor immunity; Drug delivery
Prof. Caroline Robert
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Dermatology and INSERM Unit U 981, Institut Gustave Roussy, 94800 Villejuif-Paris-Sud, France
Interests: melanoma; skin cancer; cancer Immunotherapy; cancer persistent cells; traduction of RNA and cancer; targeted therapy; therapeutic resistance to cancer drugs
Dr. Mauro Pistello
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Department of Translational Research, University of Pisa and Virology Unit, Pisa University Hospital, Pisa, Italy
Interests: infectious disease; vaccines; human immunodeficiency virus; hepatitis viruses; viral vectors; gene editing; gene therapy
Prof. Cornelia Weyand
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Division of Immunology and Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States
Interests: autoimmune disease; immunometabolism; immune aging; vascular inflammation; mitochondrial control of inflammation; DNA damage responses in inflammatory disease
Dr. Christian Stockmann
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Institute of Anatomy, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH-8057 Zurich, Switzerland
Interests: hypoxia; innate immunity; myeloid cells; innate lymphoid cells; Natural killer cells; angiogenesis; fibrosis; cancer
Prof. Dr. Dieter Kabelitz
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Institute of Immunology, Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany
Interests: human gamma/delta T cells; T-cell activation; adoptive immunotherapy; tumor immunology
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Dr. Brendon P. Scicluna
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Centre for Experimental Molecular Medicine & Department of Epidemiology and Data Science, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, 1105AZ Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Interests: Immunity; Immunobiology; Infectious diseases; sepsis; genomics; personalized medicine
Dr. Shikhar Mehrotra
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Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, United States
Interests: multiple myeloma; immunotherapy; melanoma; lymphoma
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Prof. Soman Ninan Abraham
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Department of Pathology, Duke University Medical Center (DUMC), Durham, NC 27710, USA
Interests: Mast cell biology; host-pathogen interactions; bladder immunology; urinary tract infections; adjuvants and vaccine design
Dr. Dietmar Herndler-Brandstetter
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Institute of Cancer Research, Medical University of Vienna, Borschkegasse 8a, 1090 Vienna, Austria
Interests: tumor immunology; cancer immunotherapy; colorectal cancer; humanized mouse models; T cells; myeloid cells
Prof. Franz-Georg Hanisch
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Institute of Biochemistry II, Medical Faculty, University of Cologne, Joseph-Stelzmann-Str. 52, 50931 Köln, Germany
Interests: mucin-type O-glycosylation; O-glycoproteins; mucins; MUC1; cancer; innate immunity; galactosemia; glycomics; (glyco)proteomics; mass spectrometry
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Dr. Roi Gazit
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The Shraga Segal Department of Microbiology Immunology and Genetics, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, POB 653, Be’er-Sheva 84105, Israel
Interests: hematopoietic stem cells; innate immunel; reprogramming; alternative splicing; leukemia mouse models
Dr. Bassam Janji
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Tumor Immunotherapy and Microenvironment (TIME) group, Department of Oncology, Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH), L-1526 Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Interests: hypoxia; tumor immune response; natural killer; cytotoxic T lymphocytes; autophagy; cancer immunotherapy; immune checkpoint blockades; tumor immune landscape
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Prof. János G. Filep
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Department of Pathology and Cell Biology, University of Montreal, Montreal, QC H1T 2M4, Canada
Interests: innate immunity; inflammation; resolution of inflammation; leukocytes; endothelial cells; apoptosis; formyl peptide receptors; toll-like receptors; lipid mediators; acute-phase proteins; intracellular signaling; sepsis; ARDS; acute coronary artery disease
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Dr. Marco Cippitelli
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Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy
Interests: cancer immunology; innate immunity; multiple myeloma; transcription regulation; nuclear receptors
Prof. Abhishek D. Garg
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Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, KU Leuven, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
Interests: immunology of cell death; cancer immunology; immunotherapy; innate immune system–cancer cell death crosstalk
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Dr. Juan M. Zapata
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Instituto de Investigación Hospital Universitario La Paz (IdiPAZ), Madrid, Spain
Interests: TNF-Receptor associated factors; TRAF; B cells; Non-Hodgkin lymphoma; chronic lymphocytic leukemia; autoimmunity
Prof. Dr. Fawzi Aoudjit
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Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, Université Laval, Quebec, Canada
Interests: T cells; autoimmunity; cancer immunology; leukaemia; immunomodulation; signalling; adhesion; migration; apoptosis
Prof. Sylvain G. Bourgoin
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Department of Microbiology-Infectiology and Immunity, Laval University, Quebec, Canada CHU de Quebec Research Centre, Division of Infectious Diseases Immunity
Interests: Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Inflammation, Cytokines, Lysophospholipids, Phospholipase, Synoviocytes, Neutrophils, Integrins, Cell signalling, Adhesion, Reactive, Oxygen Species, Phagocyto
Dr. Sébastien Wälchli
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Translational Research Unit; Section for Cellular Therapy; Oslo University Hospital; Oslo, Norway
Interests: Cancer immunotherapy, adoptive cell therapy, TCR, CAR, biotechnology
Prof. Matt Whiteman
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University of Exeter Medical School, St. Luke's Campus, Magdelen Road, Exeter, UK
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Prof. Anselm Mak
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Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore City, Singapore
Interests: systemic lupus erythematosus; inflammation; autoimmunity; T cells; cognition; meta-analyses
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Dr. Ali R. Jazirehi
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Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, and the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
Interests: signal transduction; apoptosis; epigenetics; immunotherapy; melanoma; lymphoma; immune sensitization; chemo-sensitization; resistance
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Dr. Yasu-Taka Azuma
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Laboratory of Veterinary Pharmacology, Division of Veterinary Science, Osaka Prefecture University Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, 1-58 Rinku-ohraikita, Izumisano, Osaka 598-8531, Japan
Interests: macrophage; dendritic cell; T cell; microglia; cytokine; interleukin; gastrointestinal immunology; liver fibrosis; inflammation; etc.
Dr. Yasmina Juarranz
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Dpto. Biología Celular, Facultad de Biología, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), 28040, Madrid, Spain
Interests: autoimmune diseases; rheumatoid arthritis; immune response; T helper cells; neuropeptides; vasoactive intestinal peptide
Dr. Viviana P. Ferreira
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University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences. 3000 Arlington Ave. MS 1021. Toledo, OH. 43606. USA
Interests: Complement system; complement system regulation; innate immunity; inflammation; vascular disease; protozoal pathogen/host interactions
Prof. Dr. Chae-OK Yun
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Department of Bioengineering, College of Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea
Interests: gene therapy; virotherapy; oncolytic adenovirus; cancer immunology; DC therapy; nanomaterial
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Prof. Yoshimasa Tanaka
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Center for Medical Innovation, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan
Interests: γδ T cell; NK cell; cancer immunotherapy; PD-1; IL-18; adoptive transfer
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Prof. Dr. Francesco Dieli
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Department of Biomedicine, Neurosciences and Advanced Diagnosis (BIND), University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
Interests: cancer immunotherapy; gamma/delta T lymphocytes; non-conventional T lymphocytes; immune response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis; HLA-E
Dr. James Harris
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Department of Medicine, School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences, Monash University, Monash Medical Centre, Clayton, Victoria 3800, Australia
Interests: cytokines; inflammation; macrophage migration inhibitory factor; autophagy; inflammasome; macrophage; innate immunity; autoimmunity; glucocorticoid induced leucine zipper (GILZ)
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Dr. Paola de Candia
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Department of Cardiovascular Research, IRCCS MultiMedica, Milan, Italy
Interests: inflammation; immunometabolism; diabetes; T regulatory cells; extracellular vesicles; microRNAs
Prof. Dr. Stephen Todryk
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Department of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Health & Life Sciences, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK; and Institute of Cellular Medicine, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Interests: T cells; anti-microbial immunity; immune memory; biomarkers
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Prof. Irina Caminschi
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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC 3800, Australia
Interests: dendritic cells; vaccines; tumour immunology; cellular immunology; tissue-resident memory cells
Prof. Dr. Stephan Grabbe
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Klinikum der Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität und Fachbereich Medizin, Mainz, Germany
Interests: nanoparticle-mediated immunotherapy; dendritic cells; beta-2 integrins; cutaneous oncology
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Dr. Roberta Castriconi
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Department of Experimental Medicine, University of Genova, 16132 Genova, Italy
Interests: NK, TGF(2), IL, neuroblastoma, tumor immunology
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Dr. Roberto Chiarle
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Department of Pathology, Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Interests: lymphoma; leukemia; lung cancer; CRISPR; ALK; cancer vaccine; CAR T cells; chromosomal translocation; AID; targeted therapy; neuroblastoma
Prof. Francesca Granucci
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Department of Biotechnology and Biosciences, University of Milano-Bicocca, Piazza della Scienza, 220126 Milano, Italy
Interests: inflammation; innate immunity; host pathogen interaction; Pattern Recognition Receptors; T cells; T cell tolerance; autoimmunity
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Dr. Partha Dutta
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Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, BST 1720.1, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
Interests: inflammation in cardiovascular disease; hematopoiesis; immunometabolism
Prof. Dr. Guo-Chang Fan
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Department of Pharmacology and Systems Physiology, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH 45267-0575, USA
Interests: cardiovascular disease; sepsis; oxidative stress; inflammation; angiogenesis; macrophages; cardiomyocytes; cell death
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Dr. Maciej Lech
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Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine IV, Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
Interests: macrophages; negative regulators of inflammation; inflammation; uremic toxins; kidney injury
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Dr. Maria Serena Longhi
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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, E/CLS-601, 3 Blackfan Circle, Boston, MA 02215, USA
Interests: T cells; inflammation; autoimmunity; immunotolerance
Prof. Pier Paolo Piccaluga
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Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna, Department of Experimental, Diagnostic, and Specialty Medicine, Bologna, Italy
Interests: leukemia; lymphoma; targeted therapy; molecular diagnostics; high throughput genomics; transcriptomics
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Prof. Dr. Ranjit Ray
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Division of Infectious Diseases, Allergy & Immunology, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO 63104, USA
Interests: molecular virology; cell biology; virus-host interactions; immunology
Prof. Dr. Rudolf Valenta
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Division of Immunopathology, Department of Pathophysiology and Allergy Research, Center for Pathophysiology, Infectiology and Immunology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna A-1090, Austria
Interests: allergy; allergen; vaccines; immunology; antibodies; virus infections
Dr. Richard O. Williams
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Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Interests: rheumatoid arthritis; immunotherapy; new targets; regulatory T cells
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Prof. Özlem Yilmaz
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1. Department of Oral Health Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
2. Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
Interests: host bacteria interaction; oral opportunistic pathogens; epithelial cells; epithelial biology of bacterial infections; danger molecule signaling; host anti-bacterial defenses
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