LSRII flow cell lasers: photo by David Parks

LSRII flow cell lasers: photo by David Parks

 

2018

 
 

september | new lab member

We are excited to have Julia Gross join the lab as a rotating graduate student. Julia is a first year graduate student in the IMP Program and during her rotation she will learn how to apply single-cell hi-d flow cytometry techniques to study tissue-resident B lymphocytes at the mucosal sites.

Welcome, Julia!

 

september | talking about HSC-independent macrophages

Dr. Astrid Kosters’ abstract “HSC-requirement for macrophage regeneration is tissue-specific” was selected for an oral presentation at the 11th Annual Department of Medicine Research Day. Her presentation is scheduled for October 26th at 10:30am in the Cox Hall Ballroom.

Congratulations, Astrid!

 

September | visiting faculty from UCSF

We are delighted to host our collaborator Dr. Nadia Roan and Dr. Sulggi Lee (UCSF) for a one-week visit in our laboratory to discuss our current research projects to characterize mucosal (tissue-resident) B cells and establish new collaborations on single-cell RNA-sequencing technologies, including Cite-seq.

Dr. Roan will be giving a seminar on September 5th at 2pm in the Whitehead Auditorium. She will talk about her recent studies characterizing HIV infected CD4+ T cells (active and latent) using Cytof.

 

august | a talk in calgary

Eliver is visiting our collaborator Dr. Hedwich Kuipers at University of Calgary in Canada. During his visit, Eliver will give a talk at the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases, August 15th at 2pm.

 

June | grant awarded to study human fetal immunity

The Ghosn lab is awarded a pilot grant from the Center for Transplantation and Immune-mediated Disorders (CTID) of the Pediatric Research Alliance to study the Differential roles for human fetal B lymphocytes in childhood and adult immunopathologies

 

may | grant awarded to study blood stem cells

The Ghosn lab receives a pilot grant to generate a humanized mouse model to study the regenerative potential of human fetal versus adult blood stem cells. We are thankful to the University Research Committee (URC) and Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance (CTSA) for supporting our pediatric translational research.

 

may | visiting researcher

Visiting researcher, Megan Phillips, to join our team for a week. Megan has worked with Eliver Ghosn at Stanford (CA) for many years. She will be helping us set up some of the experiments she performed while working as a senior technician with Eliver at Stanford. Welcome to Atlanta and to the Ghosn Lab!  

 

may | talking at aai 

Thank you to the organizers of the AAI meeting (Austin 2018) for selecting our poster for Oral Presentation. Eliver Ghosn will be talking about HSC-independent tissue-resident macrophages that develop in fetal life and persist throughout adulthood: HSC-requirement for macrophage regeneration is tissue-specific. Eliver's talk will take place on May 7 at 8:15am at the Hematopoiesis and Cell Development Session.

 

may | poster presentations at AAi 

We are looking forward to attending the AAI 2018 in Austin. We will be presenting two posters together with our collaborators at Stanford:

Single-walled carbon nanotubes target neutrophils and Ly-6Chi monocytes and localize to joints in murine models of arthritis. Shu-Chen Hung, Narendiran Rajasekaran, Shoujun Zhu, Zhuoran Ma, Eliver Ghosn, Elizabeth D. Mellins

HSC-requirement for macrophage regeneration is tissue-specific. Hedwich Kuipers, Robert Durruth, Jeffrey Waters, Jasmine Sosa, Koshika Yadava, Megan Phillips, Leonore Herzenberg, and Eliver Ghosn

 

march | teaching immunology

I had an exciting week getting to know the talented first-year graduate students of the Immunology and Molecular Pathogenesis Program (IMP). I shared with them some of our new findings on the Development of the Immune System as part of the course Current Topics in Immunology. 

 

february | new publication

The results from our ongoing collaboration with our colleagues at Stanford have just been accepted at Scientific Reports! Congratulations, Darya! We are looking forward to continuing our collaboration in efforts to develop novel High-Dimensional Flow and Mass Cytometry data analysis tools.

 

february | second home

Eliver Ghosn has received a secondary appointment in the Department of Pediatrics. We are now part of the Division of Pediatric Rheumatology

 

January | new affiliation

We are now members of the Emory Vaccine Center. Our research interests are aligned with those of the Center’s mission and we look forward to being active members of the EVC.