Séminaire CIRI: Jessica STRID

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Date / Heure
Date(s) - 19/12/2017
15 h 30 min - 16 h 30 min

Amphi Pasteur, Tour CERVI

Jessica STRID (Senior Lecturer, Imperial College London): « From epithelial dysregulation to atopy – Are we allergic to cancer ? »

Dr Jessica Strid is a Non-clinical Senior Lecturer at the Department of Medicine, Division of immunology and inflammation, Imperial College London. Dr Strid did her MSc degree at the Danish University of Pharmaceutical Sciences in Copenhagen. She did her PhD in immunology at the Institute of Child Health, University College London, UK with a focus on food allergy and skin immunology. As a PostDoc she joined Adrian Hayday’s research group at Kings College London and later worked at Cancer Research UK. Her PostDoc studies were focused on autologous ‘sterile’ stress responses in the skin and their recognition by resident immune cells. In July 2012 Dr Strid joined Imperial College London as a Non-clinical Lecturer and the following year was awarded the Wellcome Trust New Investigator Award. Her current work focuses on tissue immune surveillance and the role of type 2 immunity. The current lecture will discuss the capacity of tissue resident lymphoid cells to directly sense epithelial cell stress and initiate a restorative response. It will explore the type 2 nature of this response and particularly its links to type 2 B cell biology and induction of IgE antibodies. A role for IgE as a host defense mechanism against environmental DNA-damaging xenobiotics and a cooperative role for T and B cell immune surveillance in epithelial tissues will be Proposed

Contact : pia.gamradt@inserm.fr