Francisco Velazquez


Francisco Velazquez
BS, Biomedical Science
University of Puerto Rico - Aquadilla
Aquadilla, PR
PhD Student in Immunology
Pilar Alcaide, PhD, Adviser



My research focuses on the characterization on the mechanisms regulating Th17 cell trafficking. I combine real time videomicroscopy with two models of autoimmunity (experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis and experimental autoimmune myocarditis) to determine the basic mechanisms regulating Th17 trafficking during inflammation.

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