Immunology and Inflammation
Elena Lo Presti
- Tumor immunology: evaluation of percentage, phenotype and function of pancreatic cancer and colorectal cancer infiltrating lymphocytes and their correlation with DFS, stage and disease recurrence to find new immunotherapeutic approaches.
- Chronic inflammation: evaluation of the role of innate immune system in the pathogenesis of IBD with particular attention to the non-responder patients to current biological therapies.
- Policlinico Hospital “P.Giaccone” di Palermo and BIND at University of Palermo
- -ARNAS Civico di Palermo
Strumenti / Tecnologie
Flow cytometry, sorting, Glomax, RT-PCR, Luminex, immunological assays (cytotoxicity, proliferation assay, cytokines expression, primary cell lines from PBMC, extraction of infiltrating lymphocytes from cancer and healthy tissues), cell transfection.