Current Grantee

Read Pukkila-Worley, MD

Assistant Professor

We are focused on the fundamental mechanisms by which intestinal epithelial cells engage protective host defenses. Our research seeks to understand how these cells distinguish between the beneficial microbes always present in our intestinal tracts and ingested pathogens, and then mount targeted immune responses only in the context of infection.

Research Institution
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Research Links
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