A Double-Edged Sword: When the Immune System Turns Against Us

Klaus Ley and Neeloffer Mookherjee will explore the relationships between inflammation, autoimmunity, and pathology.

The Scientist Creative Services Team
Oct 29, 2021

LIVE Webinar

Thursday, December 16, 2021
2:30 - 4:00 PM Eastern Time

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The immune system protects humans against a litany of internal and external threats. However, the immune system can also go awry, resulting in chronic inflammation or autoimmune disorders that weaken host defenses and deleteriously exacerbate co-morbidities. In this webinar brought to you by The Scientist, Klaus Ley and Neeloffer Mookherjee will explore the relationships between inflammation, autoimmunity, and pathology, and how researchers can harness these relationships for therapeutic purposes.

Topics to be covered

  • Characterizing autoimmune responses that exacerbate atherosclerosis
  • Harnessing host defenses to selectively control inflammation in chronic disease

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Meet the Speakers:

Klaus Ley, MD
Professor
Center for Autoimmunity and Inflammation
Inflammation Biology Laboratory
La Jolla Institute for Immunology

Neeloffer Mookherjee, PhD
Professor
Internal Medicine and Immunology
University of Manitoba
CIHR Sex and Gender Science Chair, Circulatory and Respiratory Health
Chair, WISDOM (Women in Science: Development, Outreach and Mentoring), Manitoba

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