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Our interests are in the area of cellular immunology, and the regulatory interactions between subpopulations of immune cells. In particular, we are interested in the identification, function, and molecular mechanisms by which some subpopulations of lymphocytes amplify the immune response and some suppress it. Investigation into interactions of the cells during the immune response to organ and bone marrow transplants and in autoimmune disease is a major focus of the laboratory research. Developing therapeutic strategies for organ transplantation and autoimmunity based on these principles is a major goal. Specific areas of research are as follows.  
Updated 2/24/03 by Frances Liu