Seminar-Unwrapping the enigma - understanding the mechanisms of eosinophil recruitment

THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
presents a seminar by:
Dr. Kamala Patel
Professor, Physiology and Pharmacology; Executive Director, Live Cell Imaging Labs; Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
entitled:
Unwrapping the enigma - understanding the mechanisms of eosinophil recruitment

Abstract: Present in good health and bad, eosinophils have been with us throughout our evolution and development. Despite this, we have lacked the tools to directly observe eosinophils in action in vivo. We recently developed an eosinophil-specific fluorescent reporter mouse and using intravital microscopy, we have now directly examined eosinophils in healthy tissue and during allergic inflammation. This talk will highlight how we have used this new tool to expand our understanding of the role of focal adhesion kinase (FAK) in eosinophil trafficking. 

Sponsored by:

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology

 

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Location:
Life Sciences Centre, LSC 3
2350 Health Sciences Mall
Hosted by
Dr. Michael Gold