T H E   N I H   C A T A L Y S T     J A N U A R Y  –  F E B R U A R Y  2005


Giorgio Trichieri


Giorgio Trinchieri, the discoverer of IL-12 and murine plasmacytoid dendritic cells (DC), has been named an NIH Fogarty Scholar for one year starting November 15, 2004.

Currently the director of the Schering-Plough Laboratory for Immunological Research in Dardilly, France, Trinchieri will pursue research focusing on:

n The interface between natural resistance and adaptive immunity, especially mechanisms regulating DC subsets, natural killer cells, and T cells

n The role of cytokines and DC in regulating early innate response to infection and deviation of the adaptive response

n Means to harness innate resistance for antitumor therapeutic effect based on tumor antigen–specific and nonspecific mechanisms.

Trinchieri will work closely with NIAID and NCI investigators involved in related research and will be based primarily in the Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, NIAID, according to Robert Seder, chairman of the Cytokine Interest Group, who nominated him. n


The 500-acre NIH Animal Center in Poolesville, Md., offers housing and research services for a variety of animals, including primates, ungulates, poultry and waterfowl, and rodents. Housing options include conventional, sun-protected, barrier, and hazard-containment environments. For more information on services and capabilities at the Poolesville site, call the Division of Veterinary Resources at 301-496-2527. n







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