Christina Camell

Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics
Medical School and College of Biological Sciences
Twin Cities

Award Year
University Award
McKnight Land-Grant Professorship
Research Title
Manipulating Inflammation, Senescence or Exhaustion in Immune Cells During Aging

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Aging is linked to an increase in susceptibility to infections that is driven by a declining immune system. Immune cells from older individuals show higher levels of inflammation, exhaustion and senescence that are associated with its impaired response. The Camell Lab studies how immune cells interact and signal to other cell types within specific microenvironments of older organisms. Their research focuses on potential mechanisms of therapeutics that could improve the function of old immune cells.