报告题目：Infections, Inflammation, and Epigenetics: How Pathogens
Control Our Immune Response
报告人：Steven Lynn Kunkel，Ph.D.
Senior Associate Dean for Research
Endowed Professor in Pathology Research
University of Michigan Medical School
Dr. Kunkel’s areas of research have centered on assessingmolecular mechanisms of lung inflammation by investigatingcytokine directed cell-to-cell communication circuits. A significantamount of this work helped to launch and define the field ofchemokine biology. In addition, he has been involved in assessingepigenetic regulation of immune cell phenotypes that dictate theexpression pattern of inflammatory mediators. His studies incytokine and chemokine biology are internationally recognized and have provided a clearer understanding of how these proteins areregulated and participate in the initiation, maintenance, andresolution of acute and chronic lung disease. He has co-authoredover 600 peer reviewed manuscripts, has been granted 14 UnitedStates patents, an H-Index of greater than 100, presented over150 lectures as a visiting professor/lecturer in the past 10 years,and maintained continuous funding of major National Institute ofHealth grants for a number of years.