The Hogquist Lab
Graduate Students and Post Doctoral Fellows in the lab are working on research that is focused on positive and negative selection of T cells in the thymus and understanding how persistent viral infections shape the immune system outside of the thymus. The immune response in animals is highly dependent upon the proper functioning of T cells. The hallmarks of T cells that allow them to function effectively and safely are established as the cell develops in the thymus- an organ specialized for T lymphopoesis. Our research is on the molecular mechanisms of these processes.
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