Na Xiong, Ph.D.
- Molecular Cellular Integrative Biosciences (MCIBS)
Our research interests concern development and function of γδ T cells, a class of immune cells with various roles in microbial immunity, regulation of inflammation, tumor surveillance and others. Unlike conventional αβ T cells, γδ T cells preferentially reside in epithelial tissues covering the surface of a body such as the skin and intestine, where they function in the first line of defense. Using transgenic and knockout mouse models as experimental approaches, we try to uncover molecular mechanisms underlying development of tissue-specific γδ T cells and define their functional mechanism in infection and inflammation.
- Immunology and Infectious Disease Research Faculty
Development and function of gamma/delta T cells, a class of immune cells with various roles in microbial immunity, inflammation regulation and tumor surveillance.