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Dr. Andy Kokaji is a Senior Director of Immunology, and Dr. Hannah Lee is a Senior Director of Product Management, at STEMCELL Technologies. They discuss their career paths and how they develop and commercialize products to support scientists worldwide.

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The Immunology Science Round Up

mRNA Boosters Increase Antibodies but Not Side Effects – A Moderna booster vaccine elicited neutralizing titers that were statistically significantly higher than the peak titers detected after the primary vaccination series.

B Cells in Unexpected Places – Researchers showed that glycan-mediated B cell suppression plays a key role in establishing fetomaternal tolerance in mice.

A Data Analysis Tool to Predict Disease Outcomes – Scientists identified immune cell types associated with increased risk of death from COVID-19.

Tertiary Lymphoid Structures in Renal Cell Cancer – Researchers used spatial transcriptomics to examine B cell responses within tertiary lymphoid structures.

Image courtesy of Drs. Andy Kokaji and Hannah Lee