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Ari Molofsky

Univ. of Calif., San Francisco

I grew up in Austin Texas and trained as an MD/Ph.D. at the University of Michigan, studying the interactions between macrophages and pathogenic Legionella pneumophila. My postdoctoral work defined a type 2 immune 'module' in white adipose tissue that limits excessive 'classical' inflammation and is protective in models of type 2 diabetes. I am currently an Assistant Professor at UCSF in the Department of Laboratory Medicine as well as a practicing hematopathologist. The broad goal of my research group is to understand the regulation and function of type 2 immune responses in metabolic health and disease. Our early work is focused on the interactions of group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2) and regulatory T cells (Treg) in adipose tissue.

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