TRAC Visiting Faculty Seminar

Tuesday, November 07, 2023 | 12:30pm - 1:30pm ET
Innate-adaptive immune crosstalk in the tuberculosis lung
Speaker: Jyothi Rengarajan, PhD

This week’s Tuberculosis Research Advancement Center (TRAC) Seminar Series will be held on Tuesday, November 7th from 12:30 – 1:30 PM ET in CRB-2, 1M.13 or via Zoom | Add to Calendar

“Innate-adaptive immune crosstalk in the tuberculosis lung “

Jyothi Rengarajan, PhD

Dr. Jyothi Rengarajan is a Professor of Medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine and the Emory Vaccine Center. Her research program centers on understanding the mechanisms of Mycobacterium tuberculosis pathogenesis and host immunity to infection in animal models and humans. Using a combination of functional genomics, proteomics, microbiologic and immunologic approaches, her group studies M. tuberculosis mechanisms involved in evading host immunity and novel strategies for developing vaccines and therapeutics for TB. Dr. Rengarajan also conducts translational patient-based research through collaborative partnerships in the U.S, South Africa, India and Brazil to study human immunity to latent and active TB. Her research has identified human biomarkers of latent, active and clinically resolved TB that could improve TB diagnostics and accelerate monitoring response to anti-TB treatment. In addition, her group is interested in understanding how HIV co-infection perturbs latency to drive progression to TB disease in humans and how SIV perturbs innate and adaptive immunity in a rhesus macaque model of M. tuberculosis infection. 

The November TRAC Seminar Series is presented by the Microbiology, Immunology, Animal Modeling & Imaging (MIAMI) Core.

Join via Zoom – **New link w/ Passcode**
Meeting ID: 995 1260 5810
Passcode: 107907

RSVP for lunch by Monday, 11/6 by 12pm.