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Dr. Robert A. Barrington received his Ph.D., with distinction, in Immunology from Loyola University at Chicago in 1998. He received post-doctoral training at Harvard Medical School, and later served as junior faculty within the Department of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital in Boston, MA.
Before joining the Department of Microbiology & Immunology at USA, Dr. Barrington spent 1.5 years within the Clinical Diagnostics Division of Olympus America, Inc.
A fine balance exists between productive immune responses generating protection from pathogens, and counter-productive responses that lead to autoimmune disease. My lab focuses on understanding the cellular and molecular pathways responsible for directing B cell fate decisions that ultimately result in antibody production. We utilize genetic mouse strains to explore more efficient vaccine design and to model human autoimmune disease.
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