Welcome to the Transplantation Research Lab

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The Transplantation Research Lab is dedicated to the discovery of new and more effective methods for preventing and managing the rejection of transplanted organs. 

Current projects include:

  • Understanding how regulatory T cells (specialized immune cells) prevent autoimmune diabetes and transplant rejection
  • Engineering dendritic cells (DCs) to inhibit donor-specific T cells and targeting DCs to lymphoid organs
  • Investigational use of the immunosuppressive drug called Belatacept to control graft rejection
  • Studying the effects of gaseous carbon monoxide to increase anti-inflammatory response
  • Establishing successful protocols for withdrawal from immunosuppressive regimens

Recent Publications

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