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Microbial training of CD8+ T cells

Professor Brian D. Rudd

Event date
Tuesday 30 April 2024
Event time
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Event address
In-person & online. Kirby Institute, Seminar Room Level 6, Wallace Wurth Building, Kensington Campus, UNSW Sydney

Evidence has shown that microbial exposure during critical stages of development can have long-lasting effects on the health of an individual.

However, there is currently no conceptual framework to explain how early microbial exposure shapes the fetal and adult immune systems. In this talk, Professor Rudd will propose a new model for understanding how microbial colonisation in early life can permanently program the offspring’s immune system and life-long disease risk.

A light lunch light will be provided for in-person attendees at 12:30pm. Registrations essential.

Brian D. Rudd

Brian D. Rudd
Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Cornell University, USA

Prof Rudd studies basic principles of immunity against infection and the age-related changes that alter immune responses in early life. His lab has developed a number of novel tools and mouse models to understand how the peripheral T cell compartment is ‘put-together’. These studies have led to key insights into the developmental biology of the immune system, linking the ontogeny of the adaptive immune system to its function later in adulthood.


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