WCHRI Leaders in Research seminar featuring Shokrollah Elahi
Newborns’ first-time enemies but life-long friends: Immunity discoveries from the early stages of life
Join Shokrollah Elahi for a one-hour session discussing his career journey studying infections and the newborn immune system.
Newborns possess cells that suppress their immune system and make them more vulnerable to infection. Diving deeper into this mystery led Elahi on a path of collaboration, mentorship and an unexpected finding: these cells play a crucial role in developing a healthy gut.
Elahi is an associate professor and immunologist in the School of Dentistry. His research has discovered a novel subset of immunosuppressive cells that led to an entirely new avenue of research in newborns, infectious and autoimmune diseases and cancer.
Date: January 21
Time: 4–5 p.m.
Location: ECHA 2-430
Refreshments and networking to follow.