New faculty at Duke: Maria Ciofani, studying Th17 immune cells

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

“The driving force behind my research has been to understand what controls cell identity. If we could identify the mechanisms that switch these T cells from being pro-inflammatory to being anti-inflammatory, then we could have a new way to address autoimmune diseases that arise when Th17 cells behave inappropriately,” said Maria Ciofani, PhD, who joined Duke as an assistant professor of immunology in November, 2013.

Read a profile of Dr. Ciofani.