Justin Wilson
Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute
Assistant Professor, Cancer Biology - GIDP
Assistant Professor, Immunobiology
Member of the Graduate Faculty
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(520) 626-7622
Research Interest
The innate immune system has a large repertoire of receptors/sensors that respond to microbial components and host “danger signals” in order to regulate inflammation and immune responses. The dysregulation of many of these sensors has been linked to chronic inflammatory disorders (e.g., inflammatory bowel diseases) and multiple types of cancer. My group’s research focuses on how the dynamic relationship between the intestinal microbiota and these innate immune sensors regulate the cell signaling events driving chronic inflammation and cancer development. We seek to treat these diseases through the manipulation of intestinal microbial ecology and redirection of immune activation.