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Brian J. Laidlaw, PhD

Dr. Laidlaw is investigating the mechanisms underlying immune cell positioning following viral infection and tumor challenge. Localization of immune cells to particular sites within the tissue is critical for their maintenance and protective capacity upon reencountering an antigen. How immune cell migration within the tissue is regulated remains poorly understood. His studies should significantly enhance our understanding of immune cell trafficking and inform the development of new immunotherapies against cancer that modulate these pathways to promote tumor regression.

Project title: "Role of EBI2 in the regulation of lymphocyte migration during viral infection and cancer"
Institution: University of California, San Francisco
Named Award: HHMI Fellow
Award Program: Fellow
Sponsor(s) / Mentor(s): Jason Cyster, PhD
Cancer Type: All Cancers
Research Area: Basic Immunology