The Hastings Laboratory investigates antigen presentation and T cell responses in melanoma and cutaneous autoimmunity. We study the role of antigen presentation in controlling T cell activation and tolerance to cutaneous antigens, using mouse models of melanoma and vitiligo, cell culture systems, and patient specimens.
Lydia Meador was selected as a postdoctoral trainee on the UA Cancer Biology NIH T32 Training Grant starting October 2016.
Hari Menon was awarded a Valley Research Partnership grant to support his research in June 2016.
Kevin In and Hari Menon presented a poster at the annual meeting of the Society for Investigative Dermatology in May 2016.
Karen Hastings and Jade Homsi from Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center were awarded a Valley Research Partnership grant to support a new translational research project in metastatic melanoma in January 2016.