Dr. Rick A. Wetsel
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Institute of Molecular Medicine
Center for Immunology and Autoimmune Diseases
The research in my laboratory is directed at delineating molecular mechanisms that mediate the inflammatory response as well as those that cause immune-dysfunction. Presently, our studies involve four areas of investigation; 1) receptor-mediated chemotaxis and adhesion of inflammatory cells; 2) molecular regulation of the inflammatory response; 3) molecular genetic basis of immune deficiencies; and 4) development and study of murine models of human autoimmune diseases. Many of these investigations involve studies of the complement system.
A tutorial in my laboratory would provide experience in molecular research in immunology and inflammation using modern techniques of molecular biology, cell biology, protein chemistry, and transgenic/knockout technology.
Office: IMM SRB 630A
Ph.D. - The University of Texas at San Antonio Health Science Center - 1982