Lectures and seminars Webinar: Mouse immunity: options and opportunities in translational research
The aim of these CPD webinars (Continuing professional development) is to follow the legal requirements for maintenance and demonstration of competence in laboratory animal science, and to facilitate the implementations of the 3R’s in routine animal work.
"Mouse immunity: options and opportunities in translational research"
Advances in understanding of molecular mechanisms; recognition of genetic, epigenetic, microbial, and other influences on immunity; and capabilities in manipulating genomes and microbiomes have increased options and opportunities for selecting mice and designing studies to answer important mechanistic and therapeutic questions. Despite numerous scientific breakthroughs that have benefited from research in mice, there is debate about the relevance and predictive or translational value of research in mice. Reproducibility of results obtained from mice and other research models also is a well-publicized concern.
This webinar will summarize resources to inform the selection and use of immune relevant mouse strains and stocks, aiming to improve the utility, validity, and reproducibility of research in mice. Immune sufficient genetic variations, immune relevant spontaneous mutations, immunodeficient and autoimmune phenotypes, and selected induced conditions will be emphasized.
Cory Brayton, DVM, Diplomate ACLAM, Diplomate ACVP, is an associate professor of molecular and comparative pathobiology, and she serves as the Director of the Phenotyping Core at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, BaltImore, MD, U.S.
Her research focuses on phenotyping and pathology in diverse translational research areas, including cancer, aging, immunology, infectious diseases.
Register here (by Oct 20).
LAS CPD credits: 1 hr