Joe Sarhan


Joe Sarhan 
BS, Biology & Chemistry 
College of New Jersey 
Ewing, NJ
MD, PhD Student in Immunology
Alexander Poltorak, PhD, Adviser




The genetics underlying innate immunity represent a fascinating but complex field of study. In this context, my research project aims to compare the immune responses of classical inbred mice to those of the genetically divergent wild-derived mice. The genes responsible for these differences can be pinpointed using classical genetic mapping and once identified, their mechanisms of action can be determined. We are currently using this system to study type I IFN production during infection and have identified novel mutations which will allow us to better understand the function of key players in this pathway

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