The Department of Medicine’s Program in Innate Immunity hosted a symposium in honor of Douglas Golenbock, MD, PhD. Much of Dr. Golenbock’s pioneering research into Toll-like receptors (TLRs) has been conducted with, and inspired by, the colleagues who gathered at UMMS on Friday, July 25, to talk about science and celebrate his 60th birthday.
Members of the international innate immunity research community of which Dr. Golenbock (at right), professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology, is a founding member, convened for the symposium. The full-day program featured presentations from:
Golenbock is a leader in the emerging field of TLR research. Since coming to UMMS in 2001, he has conducted frequently cited, high-impact studies related to microbial recognition by the host, innate immunity, TLRs and inflammasome biology.