Nilabh Shastri, Ph.D.

Title
Professor
Department
Molecular and Cell Biology
Institution
University of California, Berkeley
Address
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
LSA421
City, State, Zip
Berkeley, CA 94720-3200
Phone
(510) 643-9197
E-mail
nshastri[at]berkeley.edu
Website
http://mcb.berkeley.edu/labs/shastri/index.html
Research Field
Immunology
Award Year
1987

Research

We study mechanisms of immune surveillance. The immune system detects and eliminates microbial pathogens and cancer cells. Regrettably, the immune system also rejects transplanted tissues and often self-tissues as well. We have identified several antigen genes that uniquely define cancer cells, microbial pathogens, and transplanted tissues as targets for the immune system. We study the molecular mechanisms that generate these antigenic structures and determine their immunogenicity.