Our Scientists

Clemencia Pinilla, Ph.D.
Vipin Kumar, Ph.D.
Immunology

Dr. Kumar is a Member/professor and heads the Laboratory of Autoimmunity at the Institute. Dr. Kumar's research focus is on the immune regulation of "conventional" CD4 and CD8 T cells as well as on the presentation and recognition of myelin-derived glycolipids by a subset of the "non-conventional" NK T cells and their influences on autoimmune disease.

 

Clemencia Pinilla, Ph.D.
Valeria Judkowski, Ph.D.
Immunology

The main focus of my research is the discovery of novel immunological modulators and the understanding of their mechanisms in the regulation of the immune response. In the T cell area, our work includes the identification of novel antigens involved in the activation of autoimmune T cells and the identification of T cell epitopes from human pathogens that could improve diagnostics and vaccine design.