CIPO2015: Enhancers Delineate Disease-Associated Regulatory Nodes in T Cells

October 15, 2015

Dr. Golnaz Vahedi of the Penn Institute for Immunology at University of Pennsylvania speaks at the 4th International Conference on Immunotherapy in Pediatric Oncology (CIPO2015), hosted by Seattle Children’s Research Institute.

Dr. Vahedi identifies how the transcriptional machinery acts asymmetrically across the genome in T cells, and explains how the genomic regions in T cells with asymmetrical distribution of transcriptional apparatus harbor most genetic variants associated to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and are sensitive to RA drugs.

Golnaz Vahedi, PhD, Assistant Professor of Genetics, Penn Institute for Immunology, University of Pennsylvania