Growth Factor Influence on Macrophages in Infection and Metabolism

Presenter:Filip Swirski, PhD Associate Professor, Center for Systems Biology Massachusetts General Hospital; Harvard Medical SchoolTarget Audience: Faculty, Students, Residents, Greater Boston Scientific Community (advertised in MIT’s Bulletin).At the conclusion of this activity participants will be able to: 1) recall that Sepsis is a frequently fatal condition characterized by an uncontrolled and harmful host reaction to microbial infection; 2) repeat that despite the prevalence and severity of sepsis, we lack a fundamental grasp of its pathophysiology and 3) state that this study deepens the understanding of immune activation, identifies IL-3 as an orchestrator of emergency myelopoiesis, and reveals a new therapeutic target for treating sepsis.

When 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Friday, September 18, 2015
Location 670 Albaby St. Lobby Level #107/108
Contact Name Course Director: Barbara Slack, PhD