Translational Immunology Laboratory

The Translational Immunology Lab works on Treg biology, the role of tissue in immune diseases and the genetics of primary immunodeficiencies


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The Translational Immunology laboratory is based within the University of Leuven Department of Microbiology and Immunology and the VIB Center for Brain and Disease Research.

Within the Translational Immunology laboratory we have three major research divisions: the Tissue and Disease team, led by Dr James Dooley, the Molecular Treg team, led by Dr Susan Schlenner and the Primary Immunodeficiency team, led by Dr Stephanie Humblet-Baron. While each team has a focus on different approaches and uses different techniques, we are unified in our basic ambition to understand the factors that dictate the decision between immune activation and immune tolerance, a fundamental decision at the heart of all immune disorders.

The laboratory also manages two Core Facilities for the University of Leuven - the FACS Core and MutaMouse, a genome engineering facility.