Dr Yasmine BELKAID

NIH/NIAID, USA

Dr Yasmine BELKAID

NIH/NIAID, USA

Biography

Dr Yasmine BELKAID’s laboratory aims to understand the mechanisms controlling host microbe interactions at barrier sites such as the skin and the gut with a focus on understanding how the immune system functions at the barrier sites in an integrated and multidisciplinary manner. Using a range of dermal and gastrointestinal pathogens (Leishmania sp., Cryptosporidium sp., Microsporidium sp., Toxoplasma sp., and Yersinia pseudotuberculosis) her laboratory is currently further exploring (i) the function of the microbiota in the control of tissue immunity and pathogen infection (ii) mechanism by which the microbiota control tissue immunity and inflammation (iii) unique strategies developed by each tissue to maintain its integrity during inflammation.

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