The Sebzda lab studies lymphocyte (B, T, and NK cell) trafficking during immune responses.

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Specifically, we are interested in how cell activation releases these lymphocytes from homeostatic migration patterns and targets these cells to sites of inflammation. We are currently using a series of genetically modified animal models to analyze early regulatory events in cellular trafficking.

The ultimate goal of this research is to identify potential therapeutic targets that enhance/inhibit lymphocyte trafficking to specific tissues and thus aid in pathogen clearance or limit autoimmune reactions, respectively.

Vanderbilt University has been named one of the best places for postdoctoral fellows to work by The Scientist magazine. Read more and learn about research opportunities in the Sebzda lab.

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