The interplay between innate immunity and autoimmune disease development. Specifically, I am interested in the cross-talk between dermal and systemic inflammation and how this may influence disease development.
Mucosal immunology, inflammation, and cancer
Migration of innate immune cells and lymphocytes
Development of T cells (FoxP3+, Tr1, andTh17 cells) and dendritic cells in health and disease Roles of vitamin A and retinoic acid in regulation of the immune system
Roles of microbial metabolites (short chain fatty acids) in regulation of the immune system
Roles of hormones in regulation of the immune system
Regulation of Tfh, GC-T cells, and B cell antibody production
Gut Microbiota and Immune Responses