Cellular clues to preventing graft-versus-host disease

Dr Ping Zhang

Dr Ping Zhang is a research officer in the bone marrow transplantation unit at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute.

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Describe the aim of this project in 10 words. Identifying transcription factors that drive the development of type 1 regulatory T (Tr1) cells. What have you discovered so far? Tr1 cells have potent immunosuppressive properties and play a crucial role in preventing graft-versus-host disease. We found that the transcription factor Eomesodermin (Eomes), as a marker, ...

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