The Wonderful World of Interferons
Featured Speaker: Michael David
Interferons (IFNs) are widely expressed cytokines with strong antiviral properties. In this lecture, Professor David will provide an overview of their mechanism of action and will present his research on the signal-transduction mechanisms that permit IFNs to activate transcription of defined genes; the events that govern the immunomodulatory properties of interferons; and the pathways by which the immune system recognizes bacterial or viral infection and initiates an innate immune response. He will include discussion of his research on the Schlafen11, a human antiviral protein with activity against HIV1.
Michael David leads The David Immunology Research Lab and is a Professor of Pharmacology in the Department of Molecular Biology at UCSD. He was an Erwin-Schroedinger and Fogarty Fellow and received Scholar Awards from the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Foundation and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. He holds a PhD in Pharmacology from the University of Vienna, Austria.
Coordinator: Linda Gardner
10/10/2023 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual and Room 129
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