Troy Randall to speak on pulmonary immunity at CoBRE seminar July 10

On Wednesday, July 10, 2019, the SMHS Department of Biomedical Sciences will host a presentation by Troy Randall, Ph.D., the J. Claude Bennet Professor of Medicine in the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s (UAB) Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology.

Dr. Randall’s talk, entitled “Pulmonary Immunity to Influenza,” will take place in the School’s Charles H. Fee, MD Auditorium (Room E101) at noon. The event is part of the Department’s Host-Pathogen Interactions CoBRE Seminar series.

According to the UAB website, “Dr. Randall has a special interest in researching immune tolerance, the mechanism by which the immune system allows transplants–whether solid organ or bone marrow–to be successful. At UAB he extends this research into cancer immunology, studying why the body does not effectively fight off cancerous cells as it does other foreign agents. Additionally, Randall is pioneering work on immune defenses located in the lung mucosa and the omentum, a membrane in the abdomen.”

Everyone is welcome to attend.