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Anne Gaelyn Kasmar, MD

  • Phone: 617-726-3906
Departments
Infectious Diseases
Department of Medicine
Clinical Interests
Mycobacterial infection
Translational immunology
Global health
Locations
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MSc. candidate, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
MD, University of California, San Francisco
Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Infectious Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Foreign Languages
French
German
Thai
Patient Age Group
Adult
Accepting New Patients
Yes

ResearchOur work focuses on the role of CD1-restricted T cells in human immunity to Mycobacterium tuberculosis.  

Over the past four years we have developed and validated CD1 tetramers for detection of TB-lipid specific T cells. Using tetramers, we have isolated human TB-specific CD1-restricted T cells for further study.

In collaboration with investigators at the KwaZulu Natal Research Institute for TB/HIV (KRiTH) in Durban, South Africa we are studying the impact of HIV infection on the frequency, phenotype and function of CD1 restricted TB-specific T cells.

Infectious Disease Associates
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-726-3906