Vera Marie-Dunlock

Vera-Marie Dunlock

Postdoctoral Fellow

My research focuses on understanding how antigen discrimination allows T cells to avert autoimmunity while still mounting potent responses against infected and transformed cells. In order to achieve this, T cells rely on a network of intricately connected and multilayered signaling pathways. Though the main players have been well characterized, the temporal dynamics regulating the function and interplay of these networks remains largely unexplored. By combining my background in immunology and our labs expertise in studying single cell signaling dynamics I can investigate how T cells use the temporal dynamics of their signaling network to finetune antigen discrimination.