Immune Cells to Oceans
Let’s Talk Flow Cytometry!
In this session, Dr. Da Silva Antunes will discuss recent findings about the immune responses to pertussis vaccination and the use of a large-scale ex vivo methodology for T cell epitope identification.
Ricardo Filipe Da Silva Antunes, PhD
La Jolla Institute for Immunology
Dr. Da Silva Antunes earned his PhD in Biomedical Sciences in 2010. He further joined St George’s, University of London for a postdoc position in atherosclerosis clinical research. In 2012 he moved to La Jolla Institute for Immunology to handle a project focused in lung innate immune cells and the development of asthma. Upon changing to Alessandro Sette's lab in 2016, he took over a project exploring how differences in T cell response contribute to the time-dependent decline in protection by the acellular pertussis vaccine. Sette’s lab is also currently undertaking COVID-19 work. Ricardo’s motivation to gain broad experience in several immunological methods and to fathom the vast immunological scenarios, is paving the road for him to chase a career in scientific research focused on understanding and developing better strategies to efficiently tackle human diseases.