Elizabeth Leadbetter, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics
Dr. Leadbetter's laboratory has two long term research goals, to thoroughly investigate the mechanisms and nature of cooperation between iNK T and B cells during responses to model and bacterial lipid antigens and to extend these finding to inform the development of a new family of lipid-based vaccine candidates.
These studies currently include studies of model lipid, protein, and polysaccharide antigens in murine models of infection, metabolic disease, and autoimmunity; including clinically relevant vaccine studies harnessing iNKT and B cell cooperation for protection.
Lynch L, Michelet X, Zhang S, Brennan PJ, Moseman A, Lester C, Besra G,Vomhof-Dekrey EE, Tighe M, Koay HF, Godfrey DI, Leadbetter EA, Sant'Angelo DB, von Andrian U, Brenner MB. Regulatory iNKT cells lack expression of the transcription factor PLZF and control the homeostasis of T(reg) cells and macrophages in adipose tissue. Nat Immunol. 2015 Jan;16(1):85-95. doi:10.1038/ni.3047. Epub 2014 Dec 1.
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Ph.D., Microbiology and Immunology at Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Brigham & Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA