Erickson, Loren D.
Associate Professor, Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology
- BS, Biology, Seattle Pacific University
- PhD, Immunology, The University of Iowa
- Postdoc, Immunology, Dartmouth Medical School
PO Box 801386
Charlottesville, VA 22908
Cancer Biology, Immunology, Microbiology, Translational Science
Immune mechanisms of pathogenic antibody production in allergy and autoimmunity
- Using mouse genetics to identify the susceptibility factors that control B cell tolerance, differentiation and survival, leading to autoantibody production.
- Defining the mechanisms by which autoimmune susceptibility elicits inflammation and recruitment of innate immune cells in secondary lymphoid organs that affect B cell function.
- Characterizing the regulation and activity of extracellular vesicles derived from B cells to control autoimmune responses.
- Characterizing the development and persistence of IgE antibodies to food allergens using red meat allergy as a model system.