Sharmila Masli

Associate Professor, Ophthalmology

Associate Professor, Ophthalmology

Research Interests:
Molecular mechanisms utilized by ocular antigen presenting cells (APCs) to regulate inflammatory ocular immune responses
Elucidating the role of thrombospondin-1 (TSP-1) in regulating ocular inflammation
Resident ocular APCs in the posterior and anterior segment of the eye depend on TSP-1 for maintaining an anti-inflammatory phenotype. In the absence of TSP-1 these APCs acquire more immunogenic phenotype. These observations are examined further to determine their role in ocular inflammation.
Induction of regulatory T cells (Treg) subset by ocular APCs 

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Immunology Training Program Faculty

Programs and Departments:
Department of Ophthalmology

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