Molecular and Cell Biology
The primary research focus of the Beaudin Lab is to understand the contribution of fetal hematopoietic, or blood, progenitors to immune function across the lifespan. Increasingly sophisticated lineage tracing approaches have revealed the fetal origin of distinct subsets of immune cells that mediate tolerance, rapid response to infection, and have unique function in their resident tissues. The Beaudin Lab is interested in defining the basic mechanisms regulating the establishment of these functionally-distinct cells during development, as well understanding how perturbation during this "limited window" of immune development drives immune dysfunction in adulthood.
Developmental basis of normal and abnormal immune development
QSB Emphasis Areas:
Cellular Systems Biology