Nilabh Shastri, Ph.D.

Nilabh Shastri
Title
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology
Institution
Johns Hopkins University
Address
Miller Research Building Room 610
733 N. Broadway
City, State, Zip
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone
(410) 502-0949
E-mail
[email protected]
Website
https://research.jhu.edu/members/nilabh-shastri/
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.