Dr. Brian Laidlaw joins the Department of Medicine

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Dr. Laidlaw’s research interests lie in investigating memory B cell (MBC) development and function in settings of disease. MBCs are critical for the development of protective immunity following infection or immunization. Repeated pathogen encounters can give rise to broadly reactive MBC clones. However, broadly reactive MBCs rarely arise naturally due to a bottleneck in the number of MBC clones that participate in recall responses.