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Ep. 66: “Immune Cell Interactions” Featuring Dr. Sophia Liu

By November 7, 2023No Comments


Dr. Sophia Liu is a Core Faculty Member and Early Independence Fellow at the Ragon Institute of Mass General, MIT, and Harvard. She enjoys creating new ways to measure temporally and spatially dynamic cell interactions and is particularly interested in studying T- and B-cell development. Her lab’s research focuses on immune cell interactions in tissues and dynamics across immune development and aging. She talks about the spatial mapping of T-cell receptors, what happens to the thymus during aging, and her experience starting a lab straight out of her PhD!

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The Immunology Science Round Up

A Functional Coronavirus Receptor – Scientists identified a functional receptor for a coronavirus that causes the common cold.

Counting Immune Cells in the Human Body – An average individual’s immune system consists of approximately 1.8 trillion cells.

Gut Bacteria in Type 1 Diabetes – IgG2 antibodies against three gut microbial commensals are associated with time to diagnosis and clinical response to T cell-directed therapy for type 1 diabetes prevention.

Lymph Node Immune History – Tregs can form resident memory-like populations in lymph nodes after adaptive immune responses.

Image courtesy of Dr. Sophia Liu

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