University of California San Diego
University of California
Brian Eliceiri, PhD was the co-chair for the Annual WHS meeting held in San Diego 2017, and is currently a Board member for the WHS. He received his B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis, a PhD from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, post-doctoral training at the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego, and is a Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of California San Diego. His research is focused on mechanisms regulating immune homeostasis, with specific interests in the biogenesis of exosomes mediating immune cell crosstalk and trafficking of immune cells from the blood. Using physiological models of inflammation and cancer, he has developed genetic and pharmacological approaches to define specific mechanisms regulating the recruitment activation of immune cells in response to acute and chronic injury. Through inter-disciplinary collaborations, his lab has developed tools for the study of unique human genes and engineered animal models for the study of inflammation with a focus on exosomes and their regulation of innate-adaptive immune cell crosstalk that can translate from experimental models into the clinic.