Lurie Cancer Center Member
Chyung-Ru Wang, PhD
Professor, Microbiology-Immunology; Feinberg School of Medicine
Signal Transduction in Cancer
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My research focuses on the immune function of major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class Ib molecules in normal and diseased states. My lab is interested in understanding how MHC class Ib-restricted T cells are selected and regulated during development and how they contribute to the control of autoimmunity, anti-tumor immunity and infectious diseases. My lab is also interested in identifying microbial antigens recognized by MHC class Ib-restricted T cells with the goal of developing new T cell-based vaccines for microbial infection.