Dr. Jeffrey Peters Receives 2016 Gamma Sigma Delta Research Award
April 27, 2016
Gamma Sigma Delta is an honor society that encourages high standards of scholarship and worthy achievements in all branches of the agricultural and related sciences, as well as a high degree of excellence in the practice of agricultural pursuits.
Novel Findings on Skin Inflammatory Response Published in Nature Immunology
February 22, 2016
A research group led by Dr. Na Xiong, Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, has discovered a previously unknown mechanism that determines how innate lymphocytes move into the skin. Innate lymphocytes are a type of immune cells that contribute to both tissue protection and, in some cases, chronic inflammatory diseases. In the article “Selective programming of CCR10+ innate lymphoid cells in skin-draining lymph nodes for cutaneous homeostatic regulation” published in the journal Nature Immunology, Xiong and his colleagues identified the cellular and molecular pathways that trigger movement of these inflammatory cells into skin. These discoveries support the possibility of new targets for therapy for skin diseases, such as psoriasis.