Ricardo Da Silva Antunes | Instructor, Division of Vaccine Discovery
La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology

Ricardo Da Silva Antunes, Instructor, Division of Vaccine Discovery, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology

Dr. da Silva Antunes earned his Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences in 2010. In 2012 he moved to La Jolla Institute for Immunology. Upon connecting with Alessandro Sette's lab in 2016, he has been deciphering T-cell immune response mechanisms against several emergent pathogens relevant to worldwide global health. His research integrates the disciplines of T-cell biology and clinical immunology to gain a new and fundamental understanding of human diseases and develop better immunotherapeutic strategies. Ricardo has a strong track record of studying vaccine responses and developing new approaches and innovative ways to measure biological processes, such as establishing T cell-based immunodiagnostic systems. In particular, Ricardo’s focus on pertussis research led to seminal work exploring how differences in T cell responses contribute to the time-dependent decline in protection by the acellular pertussis vaccine and the development of a Bordetella pertussis genome-wide epitope screening strategy.


Day 1 - November 28 @ 14:50

The pertussis puzzle: exploring the effectiveness of novel vaccination targets

last published: 02/Jan/24 12:15 GMT

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