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Christine Biron

Christine Biron

Esther Elizabeth Brintzenhoff Professor of Medical Science

Department: Molecular Microbiology & Immunology

Phone: +1 401 863 2921

Phone 2: +1 401 863 2514

Email: Christine_Biron@Brown.EDU

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Location:

BioMed Center, Room 602 - 863-2921/2541

Research Summary

Research is directed at understanding the cellular and cytokine mechanisms regulating immune defenses. There is a particular interest in the responses to acute viral infections and links between innate and adaptive immunity. Basic pathways regulating natural killer (NK) and T cells are being defined. Focus includes regulation of the signal transducers and activators of transcription (STATs).

Past or Present Projects Available:

Natural killer cells, hematopoiesis and cytokines during viral infection; Defining pathways regulating NK cell loss during viral infection; Investigating the consequences of type 1 interferon receptor expression on NK cells; The early natural killer cell response to viral infections