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Dr. Michael Burton is an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas in Dallas. His lab studies the complex interactions between the immune and nervous systems that lead to pain, depression, and sickness.

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The Immunology Science Round Up

Nanoparticle Vaccines for SARS-CoV-2 Variants – Researchers showed that a receptor-binding domain nanoparticle vaccine generated neutralizing antibodies against multiple SARS-CoV-2 variants and related animal coronaviruses.

An Early Wave of Memory B Cells – Scientists studied the cell fate decisions that take place upon B cell activation.

Combining Cancer Vaccines and T Cell Transfer  –  Combining a cancer vaccine with adoptive autologous T cell transfer led to improved immune responses in multiple myeloma patients.

Preserving T Cell Stemness – An IL-2 partial agonist can promote CD8+ T cell expansion without driving differentiation.

Image courtesy of Dr. Michael Burton