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Eavesdropping on the conversation between immune cells and epithelia during tissue repair



This is a BSI Regional & Affinity Group Webinar brought to you by the BSI West of Scotland Immunology Group.

This session will be presented by Professor Shruti Naik from the New York University School of Medicine on the topic 'Eavesdropping on the conversation between immune cells and epithelia during tissue repair'.

Our body’s epithelia are barriers that interface with the terrestrial environment and routinely experience inflammation. Although a vast majority of these inflammatory reactions resolve, they imprint the tissue with a memory. Cells of the immune system are traditionally thought to be the bearers of this memory, allowing them to react faster to subsequent inflammatory pressures. Yet, barrier tissues are composites of epithelial, mesenchymal, nervous, vascular, and immunological networks working in unison to sustain optimal function. Professor Shruti Naik will discuss the enduring impact of inflammatory exposures on the skin epithelia and in particular on their long-lived stem cells, which replenish this tissue in health and disease.

Speaker: Professor Shruti Naik, Assistant Professor at New York University School of Medicine

This webinar is free for BSI members. Non-members will be charged £10. Book your place here.

The BSI Regional & Affinity Group webinar series is supported by Miltenyi Biotec.