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Richard M. Locksley, M.D. Delivers Keynote Address to School of Medicine

Friday, March 17, 2017

On Friday, April 7, in the School of Medicine’s Class of ’62 Auditorium, Medical Scientist Research Symposium (MSRS) showcased the research and scientific accomplishments of Medical Scientist Training Program students. As a highlight of this event, students invite an inspiring translational medical researcher to give a keynote address. This year’s speaker, Richard Locksley, M.D., is an alumnus of the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry (1976). In addition to being a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, Dr. Locksley is a Professor in the Departments of Medicine (Infectious Disease) and Microbiology and Immunology at University of California, San Francisco. He is also Director of the Strategic Asthma Basic Research Center at UCSF. Dr. Locksley’s work investigates the orchestration of innate and adaptive immunity, with a focus on allergic disease. His laboratory contributed to the discovery of group 2 innate lymphoid cells, a key immune population implicated in allergy and asthma but also important for tissue homeostasis.

His keynote, “Innate Allergy?” was jointly sponsored by the Medical Scientist Training Program and the Dr. Thomas A. and Joyce E. Pearson Endowed Lectureship fund)

More information on the MSRS.