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, vitiligo and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma; cell culture systems; and patient specimens.
Lydia Meador presented posters on GILT in thymic development and GILT in melanoma at the annual meeting of the American Association of Immunologists in Austin, TX in May 2018.
Lydia Meador gave an invited seminar in the Cancer Biology Seminar Series at the University of Arizona College of Medicine Tucson in April 2018.
Stefani Gjorcheska presented a poster at the 25th Annual Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium at Arizona State University in April 2018.
Lydia Meador gave an oral presentation on inflammation inducing GILT expression in melanoma at the 13th Annual Frontiers in Immunobiology and Immunopathogenesis Symposium, Tucson, AZ in March 2018.
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 Portland, OR in April 2017.
Ken Johnson presented a poster at the 12th Annual Frontiers in Immunobiology and Immunopathogenesis Symposium, Tuscon in March 2017.