Prof. Ariel Munitz

מיקרוביולוגיה ואימ.קליני סגל אקדמי בכיר
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Office: Sackler School of Medicine, 810

Positions

2013-present    Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Clinical Immunology, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
2014- present   Director, Ella Kodesz Institute of Host Defense against Infectious Diseases
2009 - 2013 Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor), Department of Microbiology and Clinical Immunology, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
2009 - 2012   Adjunct Assistant Professor, Division of Allergy and Immunology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA

 

Research

Regulatory Mechanisms in Mucosal Inflammation

The gastrointestinal, respiratory and urogenital tracts are primary entry points of numerous pathogens and antigens. Therefore, complex immunological mechanisms evolved to efficiently and potently respond to such antigens. Notably, exaggerated immune responses such as those observed in asthma and inflammatory bowel disease are often harmful and may lead to substantial morbidity.

 

Our goal is to identify immunological mechanisms that can be pharmacologically targeted in diseases affecting the lung and gastrointestinal tract. We are specifically interested in defining the roles of immune inhibitory receptors in these mucosal sites. To achieve this goal we use a combination of novel in-vivo (unique gene targeted mice) and in-vitro approaches combining genomics, proteomics, molecular biology and biochemistry.

 

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