“The Triple Threat: Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and the Innate Immune Response”

Toni Darville, MD
Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics, Microbiology & Immunology
Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Vice Chair of Pediatric Research
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Darville joined the University of North Carolina (UNC) Department of Pediatrics faculty in 2013 as the Vice Chair for Research. Her main priority in her vice chair role is building a Center for Pediatric Research, a place where researchers from across UNC who focus on advancing health of children and adolescents can come together and share ideas and resources to synergize. She is also the chief for the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and the Co-director of the UNC MD-PhD program. Dr. Darville is internationally known for her research on the immuno-pathogenesis of genital tract disease due to Chlamydia trachomatis, as well as immune response pathways that promote effective adaptive immunity. Research in her lab includes studies that focus on understanding immune signaling pathways active in development of chlamydial genital tract disease as well as the determination of chlamydial antigenspecific T cell responses that can promote protection, with the ultimate goal of vaccine development. Her team is also using systems biology approaches to explore pathogenic and protective immune responses and discover biomarkers of pelvic inflammatory disease due to Chlamydia as well as other sexually transmitted pathogens.

Free Reception:  5pm
Seminar: 6pm

Thomas Jefferson University, Blumle Life Sciences Building, Room 101
233 S. 10th Street (10th and Locust), Philadelphia, PA 19104

Discounted parting at the garage on 11th and Locust
(entrance on 11th St under Hamilton Bldg)