The Hastings Laboratory investigates antigen presentation and T cell responses in skin cancer and 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 awarded a Valley Research Partnership grant to support her research in January 2018.
Hari Menon presented a poster at the annual meeting of the Society for Investigative Dermatology in April 2017.
Hari Menon and Ken Johnson presented posters at Scholarly Project Student Research Symposium, University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix in March 2017.
Ken Johnson presented a poster at the 12th Annual Frontiers in Immunobiology and Immunopathogenesis Symposium, Tuscon in March 2017.
Lydia Meador presented a poster at the 2nd Annual Arizona Biomedical Research Commission Research Conference in March 2017.
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.