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Diarrheal diseases are the second leading cause of death in children under five. Developing effective parenterally (non-mucosally) delivered vaccines targeted to combat mucosal infections is essential. We show that intradermal immunization with non-toxic double-mutant heat-labile toxin (dmLT) drives endogenous, antigen-specific CD4+ T cells to expand and migrate into the intestines. We also find dmLT produces a balanced Th1, Th2, and Th17 response.

With Dr. Peter Agre, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry & Director of Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute in Diboll Auditorium, with reception to follow in Gallery. Email for more info.

With Dr.

With Joseph Keating, DTM.

With Dr Natthida Petchampai Postdoctoral fellow, TU.

Presented by Marissa Fahlberg, Ph.D. student

Presented by Thom Eisele, PhD. 1:00pm, Room 504 JBJ


Dr. Michael Behnke Assistant Professor, LSU, discusses “Amplified virulence determinants and enteric stage development of the intracellular parasite Toxoplasma gondii.”