2:00pm - 3:00pm|
Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series
Hosted by the Immunology Students in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Bruce A. Beutler, M.D., Awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2011, Regental Professor & Director of the Center for Genetics of Host Defense, Raymond and Ellen Willie Distinguished Chair in Cancer Research, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Title: "Forward genetic analysis of immunity"
Student Host: Tara Capece
About Dr. Beutler: As a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator at UT Southwestern in 1986, Dr. Beutler designed a recombinant inhibitor of TNF that became widely used in clinical practice as Enbrel, or Etanercept. Between 1993 and 1998, he used a classical genetic approach to identify the mammalian LPS receptor. In so doing, he demonstrated that the mammalian Toll-like receptors (TLRs) act to sense conserved molecules of microbial origin that act as molecular signatures of infection. This discovery was recognized 13 years later by the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
|Location: ||Adolph (Lower) Auditorium (Room 1-6719)|
Posted by: Corrine Aleese, Micro & Immunolgy, 24-Sep-13 3:01pm ET