Saturday Morning Science
September 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Engineering the Immune System
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
Courtesy Assistant Professor of Bioengineering
Missouri State University
The immune system is a complex network of cells, tissues, and organs that work in concert to prevent foreign cell invasions like microbial infections and remove unhealthy host cells like cancer. As engineers, we have found unique ways to tune the immune response to target and enhance its performance including in vaccines to prevent infectious diseases, therapeutics to eliminate cancer, and treatments to minimize autoimmune diseases.