Dr. Karen Edelblum is an Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. She discusses γδ T cells and immune-epithelial cross-talk in inflammatory bowel disease. She also talks about intravital microscopy and decorating immunology-themed cakes!

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The Immunology Science Round Up

Highlights from the Gastrointestinal Tract XX Conference – Researchers presented on food tolerance and sensitization, gut cytokines and drug metabolism, the link between C. diff and colon cancer, and more.

Programming Tissue Residency in T Cells – Researchers showed that distinct programs of tissue residency are induced in CD8+ and CD4+ tissue-resident memory T cell subsets, a difference attributable to Runx3 activity.

How Prokaryotes Recognize Pathogens – Scientists showed that NLR-based immune pattern recognition is prevalent in bacteria and archaea.

Image courtesy of Dr. Karen Edelblum