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Ep. 35: “Inflammatory Bowel Disease” Featuring Dr. Karen Edelblum

By August 16, 2022January 9th, 2023No Comments

Karen Edelblum


Dr. Karen Edelblum is an Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. She discusses γδ T cells and immune-epithelial cross-talk in inflammatory bowel disease. She also talks about intravital microscopy and decorating immunology-themed cakes!

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The Immunology Science Round Up

Highlights from the Gastrointestinal Tract XX Conference – Researchers presented on food tolerance and sensitization, gut cytokines and drug metabolism, the link between C. diff and colon cancer, and more.

Programming Tissue Residency in T Cells – Researchers showed that distinct programs of tissue residency are induced in CD8+ and CD4+ tissue-resident memory T cell subsets, a difference attributable to Runx3 activity.

How Prokaryotes Recognize Pathogens – Scientists showed that NLR-based immune pattern recognition is prevalent in bacteria and archaea.

Image courtesy of Dr. Karen Edelblum

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