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:
- increasing the basic understanding of how T cell fate decisions are made (e.g., development, activation, differentiation, effector functions)
- 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.
Join the meeting via Zoom: password: 888639
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.