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Institute for Cellular Engineering

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Samuel J. Black

Department Head and Professor, Veterinary & Animal Sciences
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003-9292
(413) 545-2573
sblack@vasci.umass.edu
http://www.umass.edu/vasci/faculty/black/black.html

Molecular Basis of Immunity
Our goal is to identify molecular interactions between mammal hosts and African trypanosomes that affect the development of protective immune responses. African trypanosomes are flagellated protozoa that cause fatal disease in people and domestic animals. We are particularly interested in mechanisms of dysregulation of lymphopoiesis and hematopoiesis by the parasites.

 
Research Interest Potential Application

Effect of cellular microenvironment on stem cell differentiation

Increased viability of stem cell treatment

 

 

 

 

 

 

University of Massachusetts
Institute for Cellular Engineering
686 North Pleasant Street
159 Goessmann Laboratory
Amherst, MA 01003