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[ May 11th ] Joint Invited Speaker Seminar Series for Future Medicine

May 9 2022

The "Joint Invited Speaker Seminar Series for Future Medicine" will be co-hosted by Korea  Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) GSMSE and International Research Center for Medical Sciences (IRCMS). It will run from May 2022 to September 2022, with lecture given by scientists who are affiliated with IRCMS or in collaboration with reseachers at IRCMS. The lectures will be given three times a month, in English, and by leading scientists in the relevant research field.

Date : May 11th (Wed)

Time : 10:00 (JST)

Speaker : Sager Bapat, MD, PhD (Diabetes Center, UCSF)

Title : Obesity as an altered immunological state


Our experiences around food-growing it, preparing it, and eating it - are a crucial part our lives as humans. Yet, our understanding of what and how we eat affect our health is surprisingly limited. Recent work from my lab (Bapat, et al., Nature 2022) demonstrates that overall metabolic state(the consequence of nutrition) dramatically alters immune responses and the efficacy of targeted immunotherapies. This recent study focused on how nutritional changes affect immune responses to allergic disease (like atopic dermatitis and asthma). Moving forward, our lab continues to explore how distinct nutritional regimes affect immune responses in allegic disease.

This seminar will be held via Zoom.
Please register at the link below if you would like to participate. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSenZyyWw2h4XA4GhJUwaoMbZb95CNstqAFWcWkHiN451rDwMg/viewform?usp=sf_link

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