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Translational Immunology Center About the Translational Immunology Center

About the Translational Immunology Center

The Translational Immunology Center was established in 2020 with the goal to facilitate research in basic and translational immunology at NYU Langone Health. During the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in New York City, our members have played a critical part in research to identify causes, diagnostics, prevention, and treatment of the infection. Dozens of trainees and staff from member labs volunteered to join these research efforts during the first wave of the pandemic.

The center is directed by Boris Reizis, PhD, professor in the Departments of Pathology and Medicine. Dr. Reizis is recognized for his work on the molecular pathways that regulate the development and function of dendritic cells, the key sentinels of the immune system. He also contributed to our understanding of autoimmunity by elucidating the mechanisms of immune reactivity to self-DNA in systemic autoimmune diseases such as lupus.

Translational Immunology Center News and Events

On September 25, 2020, we hosted a COVID-19 and Immunity Mini-Symposium. Hosted by Dr. Reizis, center director, the symposium facilitated an interdisciplinary discussion about COVID-19 and how immunity research contributes to our understanding of this disease.

We’re hiring faculty and postdoctoral fellows. Learn more about our available positions.