Heather A. Bruns

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The mucosal immune system is constantly exposed to antigen, whether it be food antigen, commensal bacteria, or harmful antigen. It is essential that the mucosal immune system can distinguish between harmful and non-harmful antigens, and initiate an active immune response to clear the harmful antigens, while initiating a suppressive immune response(More)
Acknowledgements Thank you to my committee. I thank Dr. Derron Bishop for being an outstanding thesis advisor. His dedication to his research, his passion for science, and his candid real world advice have been invaluable to me. Because of him, I look forward to my future and can only hope that I find as much joy and purpose in my career as he finds in his(More)
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