Dr. Yasmine Belkaid of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH), is chief of the Mucosal Immunology section and co-director of the trans-NIH metaorganisms initiative. Her work explores mechanisms at barrier sites (i.e.

TH17 (T helper 17) has emerged as a novel potential therapeutic agent for the control of intestinal inflammatory conditions. These cells are most abundant in the small intestinal lamina propris. IL-17 (Interleukin 17A) expressing CD4+T lymphocytes (Th17) cells naturally reside

Sahar El Aidy presented us her recent work about mice colonization as a model to study host-microbial homeostasis dynamics. This work was done under the supervision of Michiel Kleerebezem at Wageningen University (The Netherlands) : 1) What is your background