Northwestern Medicine scientists uncovered a molecular mechanism behind the regulation of the immune system in the gut.
Scientists used a new technique, fast photochemical oxidation of proteins, to better understand how enveloped viruses infect host cells.
Hyewon Phee, PhD, assistant professor in Microbiology-Immunology, showed that a lack of the protein Pak2 in immune cells may lead to immunodeficiency in patients.
Celeste Mallama, a fourth-year graduate student, studies how the bacterium that causes Legionnaires’ Disease infects host cells.
Kamonwan Pear Fish, a PhD/MPH student, uses mouse models to study how a viral protein from the Epstein Barr Virus can disrupt cell function and accelerate tumor growth.
Published in mBio, the findings offer the first evidence that seminal plasma may have a direct role in promoting the transmission of a sexually transmitted infection.
Jennifer Heller, a fifth-year PhD candidate, uses animal models of colitis to better understand how the adaptive immune system becomes dysregulated.
In the first step toward animal-to-human transplants of insulin-producing cells for people with type 1 diabetes, Northwestern Medicine® scientists have successfully transplanted islets, the cells that produce insulin, from one species to another. And the islets survived without immunosuppressive drugs.