My research explores the capability of antigen presenting cells to act as inducers or suppressors of immunity responses in different diseases such as cancer, atherosclerosis or infections. These cells are keystones of the immune response, being capable of triggering specific immunity. Thus, they have been used for vaccination purposes. In pathological conditions, they can be involved in inflammatory diseases, collaborating with tissue injury. On the other hand, they can collaborate with tumor growth by suppressing the specific anti-tumor immune response or inducing tumor vascularization. Investigating the factors governing the phenotype plasticity of these cells may unhide new targets for immune therapies. Fabian Benencia, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Immunology
Department of Biomedical Sciences
benencia@oucom.ohiou.edu
Academic & Research Center 202C
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EDISON BIOTECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
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