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Control of CD8+ T Cell Function and Homeostasis by Pannexin-1 Hemichannels

11:00 am to 12:00 pm

The Immunobiology Seminar Series presents: "Control of CD8+ T cell function and homeostasis by pannexin-1 hemichannels"

Photo of Henrique Borges da Silva, PhD
Henrique Borges da Silva, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Immunology, Senior Associate Consultant 1
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science

Through work in his laboratory, immunology researcher Dr. Borges da Silva aims to understand how extracellular nucleotides regulate the immune system. He aims to determine how extracellular ATP (eATP) affects transcriptional, metabolic and functional mechanisms of CD8-positive T cells in response to viral infections and cancer. This stems from fundamental discoveries made by Dr. Borges da Silva that showed a crucial role for the eATP purinergic receptor P2RX7 in the establishment of CD8-positive T cell memory.

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11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Friday, October 7, 2022 - 11:00am


Faculty, Staff, Students
University of Arizona Health Sciences
College of Medicine – Tucson


Tucson area
Health Sciences – Tucson
Drachman Hall
Room A114
1295 N. Martin Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719


Polly Haffner
College of Medicine – Tucson
Department of Immunobiology