Immunology Forum Seminar Series Featuring Dr. Elaine Reed
Chronic Rejection After Transplantation—What are the Mechanisms, What Can We Do?
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Los Angeles, California 90095
Elaine Reed, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Director, Immunogenetics Center
Member, JCCC Signal Transduction and Therapeutics Program Area
Dr. Elaine Reed's research efforts are focused on understanding the mechanism of chronic allograft rejection. She and her colleagues postulate that anti-HLA antibodies are pathogenic in chronic rejection by binding to HLA class I molecules on endothelium and smooth muscle of the allograft and transducing signals that stimulate cell proliferation. Understanding this mechanism will permit the development of new therapeutic modalities for the treatment and prevention of transplant atherosclerosis and the extension of functional life of transplanted organs.
Light lunch served
Co-Sponsored by the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine and the Center for AIDS Research