Historically, immunobiology has been a cornerstone of Versiti research. Initial work focused on understanding the importance of antibody/antigen recognition in successful blood transfusions. Versiti investigators played an important role in the performance of the first allogeneic bone marrow transplant and the creation of the national marrow donor program.
As knowledge of the complexity of the immune system has grown, so has Versiti’s research program. Versiti Blood Research Institute investigators work on a range of immunological questions that help to explain mechanisms impacting disease states.
Areas of immunobiology research include:
- T cells, B cells and NK cells
- T cell receptor structure and function
- Vaccine development