Sex-Specific Immunoengineering Lab


Through interdisciplinary research platforms at the intersection of bioengineering, materials science and immunology, our research provides evidence that sex is one major variable that influences innate and adaptive immune responses, resulting in sex-specific outcomes from immune-related disease. The major question in our research is “If the long-term goal of personalizing treatments for immune-mediated diseases is effective treatment for all individuals, then will we ultimately treat males and females differently in an effort to protect them equally?” We strongly believe that through interdisciplinary platforms, immunoengineering is forging a new path in medicine that will play a key role in sex-dependent personalized treatment for men and women in the near future.