Natural killer (NK) cells play critical roles in immune defense and reproduction but remain the most poorly understood major lymphocyte population. In this webinar, Dr. Blish describes her work using mass cytometry to reveal the vast and previously unappreciated diversity of the NK repertoire and how deep profiling of NK cell populations may be clinically useful in predicting outcomes of viral exposure. Michelle Poulin also gives a brief overview of mass cytometry, the high-parameter, single-cell technology utilized by Dr. Blish in her NK cell analyses.
Watch the webinar to:
- Learn about the functional diversity of NK cells revealed by mass cytometric analysis.
- Hear how immune experience diversifies and specializes the NK repertoire.
- Evaluate data linking NK diversity with HIV acquisition rates in a patient population.
About the presenters:
Catherine Blish, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine and Immunology,
Stanford University School of Medicine
Assistant Director of the Stanford Medical Scientist Training Program
Michelle Poulin, PhD
Field Applications Scientist
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.