Gladstone-UCSF Institute of Genomic Immunology Seminar
Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Sara Suliman, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, UCSF

Tuberculosis disease, caused by infection with the intracellular pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), remains a leading cause of mortality globally. Interestingly, only 5–10percent of Mtb-exposed individuals are estimated to develop active tuberculosis in their lifetime, thus posing host-specific factors as mediators of risk of progression to disease. These host factors include several defects in innate and adaptive immunity, metabolic dysregulation, co-infections and comorbidities, and genetic polymorphisms that could mediate susceptibility to tuberculosis disease.

The focus of the Suliman laboratory is to generate hypotheses from systems biology approaches, such as genome-wide association studies, transcriptional and metabolomic profiling, and expression quantitative trait loci to identify candidate tuberculosis risk pathways and functionally evaluate their roles in tuberculosis progression.



September 20, 2022
10:00-11:00am PDT
Online, Mahley Auditorium

The Gladstone-UCSF Institute of Genomic Immunology Seminar Series showcases speakers at the intersection of genomic technology and immunology research with an aim to engineer the human immune system for therapeutic benefit. Speakers span technology development, synthetic biology, bioengineering, and the development and clinical application of immunotherapy. These talks are open to the Gladstone and UCSF communities.

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