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Jones Seminar: New Non-invasive Method to Sample Luminal T-Cells from the Female Genital Tract

Nov

03

Friday
3:30pm - 4:30pm ET

Spanos Auditorium/Online

Optional ZOOM LINK
Meeting ID: 999 5647 1611
Passcode: 416939

The Harrington Lab is primarily focused on maternal-offspring immunology, including the transfer of rare maternal cells (maternal microchimerism) in utero and via breastmilk exposure. We have recently deeply characterized breastmilk T cells to better understand the immunologic potential of these cells in the offspring. Based on these observations, and as part of an expanding interest in shared mucosal T cell phenotypes, we have developed a novel, non-invasive method to sample luminal T cells from the female genital tract.

Hosted by Professor Britt Goods

About the Speaker(s)

Whitney Harrington
Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Seattle Children's Research Institute

Whitney Harrington

Whitney Harrington is an associate professor of pediatric infectious diseases and a PI for the Center for Global Infectious Disease Research at Seattle Children's Research Institute. She is also an affiliate investigator at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and an infectious disease physician at Seattle Children's Hospital. Harrington's research is focused on maternal-fetal immunology and infection during pregnancy and infancy. In particular, she investigates the role of maternal microchimerism (maternal cells acquired by the fetus during pregnancy and the infant during breastfeeding) in fetal and infant immunity to malaria, HIV, and early vaccination. Harrington completed a BA in neurobiology at Harvard University, followed by a PhD in pathobiology, a pediatric residency, and pediatric infectious disease fellowship at University of Washington / Seattle Children's.

Contact

For more information, contact Amos Johnson at amos.l.johnson@dartmouth.edu.