Welcome to the Bishop Lab

Back row, L to R: Bruce Hostager, Laura Stunz, Kyp Oxley, Emma Hornick, Hanzeng Li
Front row, L to R: Gail Bishop, Tina Arkee, Amy Whillock, Morgan Streyle; Not pictured: Vishal Perera

(Group Photo Archive)


We are interested in the molecular mechanisms which underlie the processes of lymphocyte activation and tolerance. Our particular areas of current focus are in lymphocyte signaling and interactions between innate and adaptive immune receptors.

The following is a summary of key projects ongoing in the lab:

  1. How does TRAF3 regulate survival uniquely in B lymphocytes? How can this information be used to select more effective treatments for B cell malignancies?
  2. What is the role of TRAF3 in signaling and function of T cells?
  3. Approaches to the design of better vaccination strategies.
  4. Understanding the protective role of CD40 in diet-induced obesity.

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