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Mar Cabeza-Cabrerizo

PhD Institution: The Francis Crick Institute Cohort: 2020 Fellow

Mar studies the role of dendritic cells in the human immune system and, in particular, their role in colonizing tissue infected by influenza or cancer and then sending signals to expand the dendritic cell network to provide an effective immune response. She developed new techniques for quantifying the dendritic cell clusters in 3D. As a Schmidt Science Fellow, Mar wants to develop a new method for non-invasive imaging of the human immune system in real-time. By being able to visualize immune cells in diseased tissues in individual patients by a new non-invasive technique, she aims to help us better understand the functioning of disease and the immune system to improve existing therapies.