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Institute for Infectious & Inflammatory Diseases (i3D)

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In August 2022, Dr. Aimee M. Beaulieu, Assistant Professor and Chancellor Scholar, Center for Immunity and Inflammation and Department of Microbiology, Biochemistry, & Molecular Genetics, and colleagues published a study in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences demonstrating that the cytokine, IL-33, is a key regulator of pregnancy progression and type 2 immune responses at the maternal-fetal interface in mice. Read More

In September 2022, Jianya Peng and Chandler Sy from Dr. Mark Siracusa’s lab published a paper in PNAS showing an important role for monocytes in maintaining central nervous system homeostasis following an intestinal parasite challenge. Read More




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We are thrilled to share that our symposium was a tremendous success!

🎉 The atmosphere was filled with excitement as brilliant minds gathered to discuss cutting-edge ideas, share insights, and foster meaningful connections.

🤝 The networking opportunities were outstanding, with industry leaders, experts, and visionaries coming together under one roof. It was truly inspiring to witness the synergy and collaboration that took place.

🎙️ Our esteemed panel of speakers delivered thought-provoking talks and engaging discussions that sparked innovation and challenged conventional thinking. From breakthrough research to thought leadership, each session was an enriching experience.

🏆 Huge thanks to our incredible organizing team for their meticulous planning and seamless execution. Their hard work and dedication made this symposium a resounding success.

🙌 Lastly, a heartfelt appreciation to all our attendees for their enthusiastic participation and for making this event truly exceptional. Remember to stay connected, engaged, and continue the momentum even after the symposium ends!

✨ Let's continue to learn, grow, and make a positive impact together! Stay tuned for more updates and highlights from this remarkable event.












Breaking the Poverty-Disease Cycle

Dysfunction of the immune system is increasingly recognized as contributing to a broad spectrum of infectious and noninfectious diseases. The specific focus of our new institute provides a unique opportunity to build an innovative and significant program of biomedical research excellence for Newark and the State of New Jersey. It provides the opportunity to develop innovative perspectives and insights for the development of new treatments and diagnostics that can be rapidly translated to the clinic.