Dr. Anna George


Dr. George is a leading immunologist who works on cellular and molecular immunology, with special emphasis on B cell biology, host-microbial interactions at mucosal sites and regulation of immunity at the mucosal/systemic interface. The broad aim of the research efforts in her laboratory is to understand how systemic and mucosal immune responses are regulated under physiological conditions and under conditions of perturbed homeostasis. Using in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo approaches, and in collaboration with scientists within and outside the institute, she probes the role of cell-intrinsic and cell-extrinsic factors in modulating lymphocyte development and responses, in controlling cell fate determination choices, and in influencing memory/effector pool sizes. She is adjunct faculty at THSTI. In the INDIGO proposal, she will lead the B cell/T cell based immunoassay validation from clinical samples.