COVID-19 Information

See the basic research related to, and informational pamphlets about the current COVID-19 pandemic from our faculty and students.


COVID-19, Vaccines and How They Work

View a presentation from Professor Tania Watts explaining the immunology of COVID-19 as well as information relating to the newly developed vaccines.


Recent Publications From Our Department

Abdullahi A, Knuth CM, et al. 2021. Adipose browning response to burn trauma is impaired with aging. Jci Insight6

Trotman-Grant AC, Mohtashami M, et al. 2021. DL4-mu beads induce T cell lineage differentiation from stem cells in a stromal cell-free system. Nature Communications12

Iturriaga C, Eiffler N, et al. 2021. A cluster randomized trial of interferon ss-1a for the reduction of transmission of SARS-Cov-2: protocol for the Containing Coronavirus Disease 19 trial (ConCorD-19). Bmc Infectious Diseases21

Smith LK, Fawaz K, et al. 2021. Galectin-9 regulates the threshold of B cell activation and autoimmunity. eLife10

Agache I, Akdis C, et al. . EAACI Biologicals Guidelines-Omalizumab for the treatment of chronic spontaneous urticaria in adults and in the paediatric population 12-17 years old. Allergy

Nakatani K, Maehama T, et al. . Alantolactone is a natural product that potently inhibits YAP1/TAZ through promotion of reactive oxygen species accumulation. Cancer Science

Wagner A, Wang C, et al. 2021. Metabolic modeling of single Th17 cells reveals regulators of autoimmunity. Cell184:4168-+

Whyte-Allman SK, Kaul R, et al. 2021. Regulation of ABC Drug Efflux Transporters in Human T-Cells Exposed to an HIV Pseudotype. Frontiers In Pharmacology12

McGillis L, Bronte-Tinkew DM, et al. 2021. Vitamin D deficiency enhances expression of autophagy-regulating miR-142-3p in mouse and involved IBD patient intestinal tissues. American Journal Of Physiology-gastrointestinal And Liver Physiology321:G171-G184

Rousseau RK, Szadkowski L, et al. 2021. Activation and gut-homing of peripheral T cells in HIV immunologic non-responders despite long term viral suppression. PLoS One16

Ceban F, Nogo D, et al. . Association Between Mood Disorders and Risk of COVID-19 Infection, Hospitalization, and Death A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Psychiatry

Zhang CK, Wu LC, et al. 2021. Carbon Nanotubes: A Summary of Beneficial and Dangerous Aspects of an Increasingly Popular Group of Nanomaterials. Frontiers In Oncology11

Chan ML, Wu LC, et al. 2021. Blocking the GITR-GITRL pathway to overcome resistance to therapy in sarcomatoid malignant pleural mesothelioma. Communications Biology4

Lee JB, Khan DH, et al. 2021. Venetoclax enhances T cell-mediated antileukemic activity by increasing ROS production. Blood138:234-245

Grazziotin LR, Currie G, et al. 2021. Evaluation of Real-World Healthcare Resource Utilization and Associated Costs in Children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: A Canadian Retrospective Cohort Study. Rheumatology And Therapy8:1303-1322

Cahill LS, Mercer GV, et al. . Doppler Ultrasound of the Fetal Descending Aorta An Objective Tool to Assess Placental Blood Flow Resistance in Pregnancies with Discordant Umbilical Arteries. Journal Of Ultrasound In Medicine

Mortz CG, du Toit G, et al. . When and how to evaluate for immediate type food allergy in children with atopic dermatitis. Allergy

Chandrakumar AA, Coyaud E, et al. 2021. Tankyrase regulates epithelial lumen formation via suppression of Rab11 GEFs. Journal Of Cell Biology220

Zhen YX, McGaha TL, et al. . The Akt-mTORC1 pathway mediates Axl receptor tyrosine kinase-induced mesangial cell proliferation. Journal Of Leukocyte Biology

Lau SCM, Fares AF, et al. 2021. Subtypes of EGFR- and HER2-Mutant Metastatic NSCLC Influence Response to Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors. Clinical Lung Cancer22:253-259

Bayer G, Ganobis CM, et al. 2021. Defined gut microbial communities: promising tools to understand and combat disease. Microbes And Infection23

Goyal S, Tsang DKL, et al. 2021. Sending signals - The microbiota's contribution to intestinal epithelial homeostasis. Microbes And Infection23

Kuypers M, Despot T, et al. 2021. Dirty mice join the immunologist's toolkit. Microbes And Infection23

Nathan NN, Philpott DJ, et al. 2021. The intestinal microbiota: from health to disease, and back. Microbes And Infection23

Wong MK, Barbulescu P, et al. 2021. Therapeutic interventions and mechanisms associated with gut microbiota-mediated modulation of immune checkpoint inhibitor responses. Microbes And Infection23

Brooks DG, Tishon A, et al. 2021. Prevention of CD8 T Cell Deletion during Chronic Viral Infection. Viruses-basel13

Barsac E, Herbozo CD, et al. 2021. Regulation and Functions of Protumoral Unconventional T Cells in Solid Tumors. Cancers13

Mukherjee T, Philpott DJ. 2021. gp130 blockade to NOD off Crohn's disease. Trends In Immunology42:551-553

Miyachi Y, Nishio M, et al. . TAZ inhibits acinar cell differentiation but promotes immature ductal cell proliferation in adult mouse salivary glands. Genes To Cells

Jongstra-Bilen J, Tai K, et al. 2021. Role of myeloid-derived chemokine CCL5/RANTES at an early stage of atherosclerosis. Journal Of Molecular And Cellular Cardiology156:69-78

Patel PS, Vyravanathan S, et al. 2021. Strategic Training in Transdisciplinary Radiation Science for the 21st Century (STARS21): 15-Year Evaluation of an Innovative Research Training Program. International Journal Of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics110:656-666

Last Updated September 3, 2021

Sep 27 Carolina de Amat Herbozo & Tiffany Kong
Student Seminar | 10:00am–11:00am
Oct 4 Audrey Kassardjian & Louis Ngai
Student Seminar | 10:00am–11:00am
Oct 18 Philip Barbulescu & Ryder Whittaker Hawkins
Student Seminar | 10:00am–11:00am
Oct 18 Gregory Barton, PhD
Easton Seminar | 11:00am
Oct 25 Julia Lin & Kyle Reid
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