William Pandori

Overview

William is a graduate student in the Lodoen lab.

Research Interests

I am interested in how human monocytes induce an innate immune response to pathogens and how they communicate with the immune system and other cells in the surrounding tissues. Specifically, I am studying how Toxoplasma gondii, a widespread obligate intracellular parasite, induces the production and release of IL-1β from healthy human primary monocytes, which we know are critical for control of T. gondii infection. This research is currently focused on cytoskeleton rearrangements, kinase signaling pathways and inflammasome assembly and activation. At the conclusion of this research we hope to add to the basic understanding of how our innate immune cells induce inflammation and learn about possible new methods to combat pathogenic inflammation.

Office

3336 McGaugh Hall
(949) 824-7805

Lab

3336 McGaugh Hall
(949) 824-7805