Hans Christoph Oettgen, M.D.,Ph.D.
|Title||Children's Hospital Boston Professor of Pediatric Immunology|
|Institution||Children's Hospital Boston|
Karp 10213 Immunology
300 Longwood Ave
Boston MA 02115
Available: 09/03/12, Expires: 06/28/13
Food allergy is a prevalent problem but understanding of the immunological basis of the disorder is limited. Mouse models of food allergy will be used to probe the specific immunological mechanisms leading to food allergen sensitization in the intestine, the regulation of immunological tolerance to foods and the expansion of intestinal mast cells which mediate allergic reactions to foods. A student would work closely with one of the post-doctoral fellows in the lab to sensitize mice and execute these immunological studies. The experience would provide exposure to a range of methodologies including flow cytometry, ELISA, quantitative PCR and some physiology.
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