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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Parisa Kalantari

Research Assistant Professor
Parisa Kalantari

Parisa Kalantari

Research Assistant Professor

Campus: Boston
Education: 
BS, Biology, Aza University of Tehran
MS, Biology, University of Tehran
PhD, Pathobiology, Penn State University
Postdoctoral Training, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Research synopsis: 

My work seeks to identify new targets and reveal novel immunological strategies for prevention and treatment of schistosomiasis and other Th17 cell-mediated diseases. I am studying the mechanisms of action of two recently discovered pathways that protect the host from developing severe immunopathology. The first project focuses on the cGAS/STING pathway by defining the molecular basis underlying the anti-inflammatory bias imposed by STING, an adaptor molecule important in DNA sensing and type I IFN production. I am also interested in determining the role of ATG5 autophagy in suppressing immunopathology.