MICDE Seminar: Denise Kirschner, Professor, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Michigan Medical School
November 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
About Dr. Kirschner’s Lab: The work in my laboratory focuses mainly on questions related to host-pathogen interactions in infectious diseases. This means defining both the immune responses and the microbial characteristics that lead to infection and disease. In particular, our main focus is studying persistent infections—infections that the host is not able to clear. The persistent pathogens we focus on include both bacteria (e.g. Helicobacter pylori and Mycobacterium tuberculosis) and HIV-1. Such pathogens have evolved strategies to evade or circumvent the host-immune response and our goal is to understand the complex dynamic involved in host-pathogen interactions, together with how perturbations to this interaction (via treatment with chemotherapies or immunotherapies) can lead to prolonged or permanent health of the patient. Drug-resistance and the effects of treatment can be efficiently studied in this setting.
The MICDE Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 Seminar Series is open to all. University of Michigan faculty and students interested in computational and data sciences are encouraged to attend.
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