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CONTACT INFORMATION

Rebeca cardoso

PHD STUDENT

My research focuses on T cell responses against commensal microbes. Although the ability of specific bacteria to induce selected CD4+ T cell responses has been shown, little is known about the mechanisms by which commensal-specific CD4+ T cells are activated and what long-term fate they acquire. My aim is to use several transgenic and knockout mouse models to characterize the initiation and stability of commensal-specific T cell responses in order to better understand the pathogenesis of immune-mediated inflammatory diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).