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Deconstructing Immune Receptors for Basic Sights and Biomimetic Engineering

Division of Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds
Presenter Details
Michael S. Kuhns, PhD
Michael S. Kuhns, PhD
Associate Professor of Immunobiology
University of Arizona Health Sciences BIO5 Institute and Genetics – Graduate Interdisciplinary Studies

Michael S. Kuhns, PhD, holds a doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Kuhns trained with James Allison and studied the role that CTLA-4 plays in regulating CD4 T-cell responses. He then completed his postdoctoral studies at Stanford University with Mark Davis, where he studied the architecture and function of the TCR-CD3 complex. Dr. Kuhns joined the Department of Immunobiology at the University of Arizona in 2010.

Dr. Kuhns' research program is focused on:

  1. increasing the basic understanding of how T cell fate decisions are made (e.g., development, activation, differentiation, effector functions)
  2. increasing the working knowledge of how to manipulate these decisions to direct T cells toward a desired outcome, such as increasing responses to vaccines or tumors, preventing transplant rejection, or attenuating autoimmunity.
Additional Information

Join the meeting via Zoom:  password: 888639

Learning Objectives

This University of Arizona event is sponsored by the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine - Tucson. It is open to the public, particularly community physicians and other interested health care professionals.

8:00 am to 9:00 am
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 8:00am




Carolyn Bothwell
College of Medicine – Tucson
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