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Ep. 43: “Respiratory Viral Infections” Featuring Dr. Jie Sun

By December 6, 2022February 8th, 2023No Comments

Jie Sun


Dr. Jie Sun is the Harrison Professor of Medicine at the University of Virginia. His lab studies respiratory immunology under homeostasis and disease conditions. He talks about how long COVID compares to other post-viral conditions, and his lab’s work investigating mucosal immunity from mRNA vaccines.

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The Immunology Science Round Up

Cardiac Autoimmunity – C-Met+ T cells are selectively increased in the circulation and in the myocardium of patients with inflammatory cardiomyopathies.

A Universal Flu Vaccine – Scientists developed an mRNA–lipid nanoparticle vaccine encoding hemagglutinin antigens from all 20 known influenza A virus subtypes and influenza B virus lineages.

mRNA Export Rates and Gene Expression – The nuclear export efficiency of innate immune mRNAs varies such that for many genes, only a small fraction of the newly synthesized pre-mRNA reaches the cytoplasm.

Dendritic Cells for Long-Term Tumor Control – Expanding cross-presenting dendritic cells enhances oncolytic virotherapy.

Image courtesy of Dr. Jie Sun

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