Clearing lung infections with epithelial cells

Epithelial cells partner with tissue-resident memory cells to protect the lung during Streptococcus pneumoniae infection.

As the first line of defense for the body’s organs, epithelial cells learn from previous infections or exposures to allergens. Lung epithelial cells are instrumental for tissue-resident memory cell function, and disrupting this communication appears connected to immune imbalances and recurrent infections. In this webinar, Anukul Shenoy will delve into how lung epithelial cells recruit and activate tissue-resident memory cells to combat Streptococcus pneumoniae, the bacterium responsible for pneumonia and other respiratory infections. 

Topics to be covered

  • Understanding lung epithelial cells as regulators of tissue-resident memory T cells
  • Elucidating the interactions between lung epithelial cells and immune cells  

Thursday, February 15th, 2024 | 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time
This webinar will be available to view live and on demand.


Anukul Shenoy, PhD

Anukul Shenoy, PhD

Assistant Professor
University of Michigan Medical School