Member Highlight Interviews

Mark Travis

Member Highlight Interview with Mark Travis, Ph.D.

Member Highlights
Not an immunologist by training…. I did my BSc in Biochemistry and Genetics at Lancaster University, then a PhD in Protein Biochemistry at the University of Manchester, working on how integrins bind to ligands and signal. I then did my post-doc at UCSF, where I started working on integrins that bind and activate the cytokine TGF-beta. I made a conditional knockout mouse while I was there that got an intestinal inflammation phenotype, so I quickly morphed into becoming a mucosal immunologist…. which I have been ever since!Please tell us your name, degree, where you currently work, and the position.Mark Travis, PhD, I work at the University of Manchester as a Professor of Immunology and current Head of the Division of Immunology, Immunity to Infection, & Respiratory Medicine.Where did you do your training?I am not an immunologist by training…. I did my BSc in Biochemistry and Genetics at Lancaster University, then [READ MORE]
Irini Sereti

Member Highlight Interview with Irini Sereti, MD, MHS.

Member Highlights
Irini Sereti, MD, MHS. I currently work at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH). I am the incoming chief of the Laboratories of Immunoregulation and Molecular Microbiology.In both the clinic and the lab, I study inflammatory complications in people with HIV and the impact of CD4 lymphopenia in HIV and other conditions, specifically a rare disorder of unclear etiology called idiopathic CD4 lymphopenia (ICL). Lots of work on biomarkers and immune-based therapies in these conditions hence my affinity for cytokines.When not in the clinic or lab, I enjoy being my daughter’s Uber service, this allows me to get all the “tea” and learn how to use lowkey correctly in a sentence.Please tell us your name, degree, where you currently work, position: Irini Sereti, MD, MHS. I currently work at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health [READ MORE]