Lectures and seminars MBB Seminar: Vijay Kuchroo
Welcome to a seminar with Prof. Vijay Kuchroo, Harvard Medical School and Brigham och Women's Hospital. Title: "Single cell clonotype tracing identifies gut resident autoreactive stem-like T cells that induce autoimmunity".
"Single cell clonotype tracing identifies gut resident autoreactive stem-like T cells that induce autoimmunity"
Prof. Vijay Kuchroo, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital
Dr. Vijay Kuchroo is the Samuel L. Wasserstrom Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, Senior Scientist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Co-Director of the Center for Infection and Immunity, at the Brigham Research Institutes, Boston. He is also an associate member of the Broad Institute, and a participant in a Klarman Cell Observatory project that focuses on T cell differentiation. He is the founding Director of the Evergrande Center for Immunologic Diseases at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
His major research interests include autoimmune diseases—particularly the role of co-stimulation—the genetic basis of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis and multiple sclerosis, as well as cell surface molecules and regulatory factors that regulate the induction of T cell tolerance and dysfunction. His laboratory bred several transgenic mice that serve as animal models for human multiple sclerosis. The Kuchroo laboratory was also the first to describe the TIM family of genes, and identified Tim-3 as an inhibitory receptor expressed on T cells, which is now being exploited for cancer immunotherapy. He was first to describe the development of highly pathogenic Th17 cells, which have been shown to induce multiple different autoimmune diseases in humans. Dr. Kuchroo is the lead author on a paper describing the development of Th17, which is one of the most cited papers in the field of Immunology.