Investigating Autoimmunity: Thomas Serwold, Ph.D.
In type 1 diabetes, the immune system mistakenly attacks the pancreas. Many research teams at Joslin are working to better understand this complex autoimmune process.
Thomas Serwold, Ph.D., is looking into what goes wrong in the education of the immune system that causes it to turn on it's own body. His goal is to understand and someday modify the T cell learning process, and keep poorly educated T cells that want to attack the pancreas from getting released into the body to wreak havoc.
Page last updated: August 18, 2018