• First contact : 

    Bermudez, Carla Jean (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    The innate immune system must react to a wide variety of foreign stimuli, only a relatively small proportion of which may be classified as harmful. The goal of this thesis was to investigate interactions between macrophages ...
  • The role of sphingosine kinase in influenza virus mediated inflammasome activitation 

    Bomb, Kavita (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    Influenza viruses continue to pose a grave burden on the global health and economy. Dysregulated innate immune system can lead to rapid infiltration of immune cells to the lungs followed by a cytokine storm, which contributes ...