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Emma Teixeiro, PhD

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Associate Professor of Surgery and Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine

NextGen Focus Area: Cancer and Immunology (Inflammation and Infectious Diseases)

Emma Teixeiro conducts research on the lymphocytes of the immune system that fight against infection and cancer. Her main focus involves T cells that become effective at clearing pathogens (viruses such as influenza or SARS-CoV2 and bacteria) and tumor cells and providing long-term protection (immunological memory). Her goal is to improve therapies for infection and cancer (vaccines and T-cell-based tumor immunotherapies). 

Precision Health Impact:

  • Investigating how T-cell lymphocytes provide long-term protection against infection and cancer.
  • Applying novel discoveries in T-cell biology to improve vaccines against influenza and other infectious diseases and tumor immunotherapies. 
  • Understanding how T cells contribute to transplant rejection.


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