Assistant Professor of Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital / Harvard Medical School
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Deepak Rao MD PhD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Co-Director of the Human Immunology Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Scientific Co-Director of the BWH Single Cell Genomics Core. His work uses high-dimensional analyses (CyTOF, single cell RNA-seq) of T cells in blood and tissue samples from patients with lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and other rheumatic diseases in order to define the pathologic phenotypes and functions of T cells in these diseases. His work published in Nature described a pathologically expanded CD4+ T cell population called T ‘peripheral helper' (Tph) cells that augments B cell responses within inflamed peripheral tissues. His laboratory studies the differentiation, regulation and function of Tph cells in autoimmune diseases and continues to survey for new T cell phenotypes associated with autoimmune diseases.
Sunday, April 7
2:35 PM – 2:50 PM
Monday, April 8
2:05 PM – 2:25 PM