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Assessing the Engines of Affinity Maturation to Vaccines: Germinal Centers and Tfh Cells

Friday, June 16
1:00 PM - 1:25 PM

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Shane Crotty

Professor
LJI. La Jolla Insitute for Allergy & Immunology.

Shane Crotty graduated from MIT and then obtained his Ph.D. at the University of California, San Francisco, USA in 2001. He carried out postdoctoral studies at Emory University, USA, with Rafi Ahmed before starting his laboratory at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology (LJI), USA, in 2003, where he is now a full professor. Dr. Crotty’s lab studying the fundamental immunology underlying the functions of vaccines. Initially trained in molecular virology and then viral immunology, Crotty’s laboratory focuses on both the basic immunology of T follicular helper (Tfh) CD4 T cells (Science 2009, Ann Rev Immunology 2011, Immunity 2013) as well as the central roles of germinal centers and memory in vaccine immunology (Science 2016, Cell Reports 2016). Dr. Crotty was named a Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences in 2005, and was the 2012 recipient of the American Association of Immunologists (AAI)-BD Biosciences Investigator Award, for outstanding early-career research contributions to the field of Immunology. He was recently named a 2016 Thompson Reuters ISI Highly Cited Researcher, ostensibly a tabulation of the most influential 125 immunologists in the world during the period 2004-2014.

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