Month: May 2023

Dr. Kailasan Vanaja’s Paper Published in Nature Communications

Congratulations to Dr. Sivapriya Kailasan Vanaja for having her paper, “A bacterial autotransporter impairs innate immune responses by targeting the transcription factor TFE3 published in the journal Nature Communications. The paper first authored by Dr. Atri Ta, a postdoctoral fellow in the Kailasan Vanaja lab, identified a novel autotransporter protein secreted by Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli that functions as a suppressor of host type I interferon defense. The findings from this study provide insights into the mechanisms by which bacterial pathogens diminish the host innate immune responses to successfully establish an infection.


Dr. Kailasan Vanaja, Dr. Ta

Keystone Symposia Recognition for Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Tian

Congratulations to Dr. Tian Tian on receiving a travel award and being selected to give an oral presentation at the Keystone Symposia "Innate Immunity: From Innate Sensing to Adaptive Responses" held in Snowbird, Utah. Dr. Tian is a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Jianbin Ruan's laboratory and her project focuses on elucidating the molecular mechanisms of innate immune signaling pathways that regulate Gasdermin (GSDM)-mediated pyroptotic cell death. Pictured in the photo: Dr. Tian, Dr. Jianbin Ruan and postdoctoral fellow Dr. Chengliang Wang. 

Dr. Tian, Dr. Ruan, Dr. Wang