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Microbiome & Immunology of Barrier Tissues

The vast landscape of microbes and microbial products that bathe our body surfaces and mucosae remains a major frontier at the interface of immunology and microbiology. Microbiome research in the track includes efforts to define how microbial-derived products affect immune and epithelial biology and how immune cells remain poised at barriers to respond to pathogens while avoiding detrimental responses against commensals.