Category: Autoimmunity

Q&A with Dr. Salla Keskitalo: Challenges and Opportunities in Studying Rare and Ultra-rare Autoimmune Diseases

Dr. Salla Keskitalo is a Senior Research Scientist at the University of Helsinki and a recent winner of NanoString’s Autoimmunity Grant Program. She made time to speak with us about her work studying rare and ultra-rare autoimmune diseases. NS: Tell...

Q&A with Darragh Duffy, Ph.D. – Understanding the Healthy Human Immune Response with the LabEx Milieu Interieur Project

Darragh Duffy, Ph.D., is the Scientific Manager of the LabEx Milieu Interieur project at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, France. This ambitious program started in 2011 with the mission to understand the genetic and environmental contributions to healthy immune responses and...

The Chronic(als) of Autoimmunity

Political climate aside, life in Britain in the 1930’s and 1940’s was harsh and infectious disease (particularly tuberculosis) was one of the most urgent health problems; such infections favored the overcrowded, unsanitary environments prevalent in many of Britain’s cities at...

/ September 25, 2018

Bridging the Lessons from Immuno-Oncology to Autoimmunity

We sat down with Alessandra Cesano, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Medical Officer at NanoString Technologies, to discuss her perspective on the relationship between autoimmunity and immuno-oncology research. NanoString (NS): Autoimmunity and cancer are referred to as the opposite sides of the same coin....