Friday, December 13, 2013

Guiding future research

Some 80 people attended the MGH Transplant Research Symposium on Nov. 18 and 19 at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard in Cambridge to review current transplant research and to generate a comprehensive, strategic plan to help guide future research efforts. During the event, senior investigators from the Transplantation Biology Research Center and the Transplant Unit presented an overview of their basic and translational work, with a major focus on the mechanism and application of transplantation tolerance.

Participants included, back row from left, Laurence Turka, MD, co-director of the MGH Transplantation Biology Research Center; Joren Madsen, MD, DPhil, director of the MGH Transplant Center and co-director of the MGH Transplantation Biology Research Center; front row, Hugh Auchincloss, MD, principal deputy director of the Immune Tolerance Network for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Sir Robert Lechler, executive director of King’s Health Partners at King’s College London; and Kathryn Wood, DPhil, professor of Immunology at the University of Oxford in England.

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