Laura Santambrogio, M.D., Ph.D., is the Associate Director for Precision Immunology at the Englander Institute for Precision Medicine. She also holds appointments as Professor of Radiation Oncology, and Professor of Physiology and Biophysics at Weill Cornell Medicine.
Dr. Santambrogio studies the mechanisms of antigen processing and presentation, peptide binding to MHC class II molecules and the overall role of dendritic cells in innate and adaptive immune responses, whichhas been the focus of her laboratory since her time at Harvard, and her field of research for a number of years. She believes that learning the basic mechanisms of the MHC antigen processing and presentation machinery is important towards our understanding of immune responses, from physiology to pathology. Similarly, learning how to build an immune response to a pathogen, which self-peptides are presented in autoimmunity, and how you select immunogenic peptides for cancer immunotherapy are very important.
For more information about Dr. Santambrogio’s background and research interests please visit: https://eipm.weill.cornell.edu/2019/07/introducing-laura-santambrogio-m-d-ph-d/
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