Belkaid To Give Dyer Lecture
Dr. Yasmine Belkaid, director of the NIAID Microbiome Program and chief of the mucosal immunology section, will present the annual Rolla E. Dyer Lecture at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Apr. 26 in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10. Her talk is titled “The primary shield: role of our microbes in health and diseases.”
Belkaid’s work explores the field of immune regulation and has defined fundamental mechanisms that regulate tissue homeostasis and host immune responses. Her work uncovered key roles for the commensal microbiota and dietary factors in the maintenance of tissue immunity and protection against pathogens.
Established in 1950, the lecture series honors former NIH director Dr. Rolla E. Dyer, a noted authority on infectious diseases.