Lisa A. T. Nelson

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As sentinels of the immune system, dendritic cells (DCs) play an essential role in regulating cellular immune responses. One of the main challenges of developing DC-targeted therapies includes the delivery of antigen to DCs in order to promote the activation of antigen-specific effector CD8 T cells. With the goal of creating antigen-directed(More)
Peripheral CD4(+)Vβ5(+) T cells are tolerized to an endogenous mouse mammary tumor virus superantigen either by deletion or TCR revision. Through TCR revision, RAG reexpression mediates extrathymic TCRβ rearrangement and results in a population of postrevision CD4(+)Vβ5(-) T cells expressing revised TCRβ chains. We have hypothesized that cell death pathways(More)
Dendritic cells (DCs) are essential antigen-presenting cells for the initiation of cytotoxic T-cell responses and therefore attractive targets for cancer immunotherapy. We have developed an integration-deficient lentiviral vector termed ID-VP02 that is designed to deliver antigen-encoding nucleic acids selectively to human DCs in vivo. ID-VP02 utilizes a(More)
Thomas Friedman, in his 2007 book, The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the 21 st Century (New York: Picador), discusses offshoring as a “flattener.” As a business strategy enacted to attain high levels of competency while reducing cost, offshoring is not a new idea, especially in information technology. The strategy of offshoring data warehousing and(More)
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