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Title

Immunobiology of pancreatic islet transplantation

Status

Open

Project Description

here are a variety of potential projects, most of which address issues of transplantation immunity and/or tolerance to pancreatic islet transplants in the setting of insulin-dependent diabetes.  In particular, a current focus addresses the unexpected role of natural killer (NK) cells in promoting transplant tolerance induction in rodent models.  Experimental approaches include the tracking the fate donor-reactive T lymphocytes derived from transgenic cells with a defined specificity for the grafted tissues/organs. Related projects with this transplantation group involve similar issues related to solid-organ heart transplantation.

Mentor Name

Gill, Ronald G.

Mentor Location

Barbara Davis Center, Room M20-3202M (Lab)

Mentor Contact Number

303-724-5321 / 3030-724-7620

Mentor Contact Email

Ronald.Gill@ucdenver.edu

Specialty

Enter Choice #1

Preceptor Name

 

Student

 

Department

Surgery

Funding Department/Program

Surgery

Area of Study

Metabolism and Endocrinology

Populations

 

Method(s)

Animal Models

Disease or Symptom

Diabetes

Faculty/Lab Website

 

Display on public listings?

Yes

Attachments

Created at 7/15/2010 10:21 AM by Vetter, Stephanie
Last modified at 8/7/2012 12:46 PM by Watts, Katie