CURES and Integrative Biosciences Seminar Series: Environmental Exposures and the Asthma Epidemic: Airway Epithelial Cells at the Frontline

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Date: March 25, 2021
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Category: Seminar

Environmental Exposures and the Asthma Epidemic: Airway Epithelial Cells at the Frontline

Thursday March 25, 2021 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Guest Spaker: Steve Georas, M.D., Professor of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care and Environmental Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center, New York

Wayne State University's Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors invites the university community to a seminar, "Environmental Exposures and the Asthma Epidemic: Airway Epithelial Cells at the Frontline," with guest speaker, Steve Georas, M.D., from the university of Rochester Medical Center. The seminar is free to the university community.

Dr. Georas is professor of Medicine, Environmental Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. His research investigates how the lung’s immune system responds to inhaled particles, allergens and viruses, and how this process breaks down in asthma leading to deleterious immune responses that cause allergic airway inflammation. The innate immune system is made up of frontline sentinels (e.g. epithelial cells, dendritic cells, etc.) that sense and respond to molecular patterns encoded by pathogens or released by injured cells. Activated innate immune cells then recruit and activate professional lymphocytes such as B and T cells, which comprise the adaptive immune system. Dr. Georas is also a practicing physician who sees outpatients with severe asthma at the Mary Parkes Asthma Center and is the director of the Study of Asthma in Rochester (SOAR).

 

Join us on Zoom by clicking: HERE

Meeting ID: 950 1806 8707

Passcode: 755710


For additional information, contact marshamoore@wayne.edu or visit us at www.cures.wayne.edu

The Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors is funded by NIEHS #P30ES020957

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