Strominger Lab Research
Areas of Investigation
Disease-susceptibility genes in human autoimmunity
The role of MHC proteins and of products of other disease susceptibility genes in human autoimmunity, including multiple sclerosis, diabetes, pemphigus vulgaris, and ankylosing spondylitis
Immunological synapses in human natural killer cells
Activating and inhibiting immunological synapses in human natural killer cells: how they are formed and how they function, particularly in relation to lipid rafts.
Immunobiology of pregnancy: the roles of uterine decidual lymphocutes
Uterine decidual lymphocytes and their roles in the immunobiology of pregnancy. This project involves characterizing uterine lymphocyte populations and the many unusual proteins they produce in implantation and the maintenance of pregnancy.