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November 30, 2020

Sherry Fleming to present Anatomy and Physiology Seminar

Submitted by Gail Eyestone

Sherry Fleming, director of the Johnson Cancer Research Center and professor in the Division of Biology, will present "Sex Matters: Inflammation Differs Between Male and Female Mice" at the next Anatomy and Physiology Seminar at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, via Zoom.

Fleming's research emphasis is on the immune response to surgery, heart disease and cancer. 

"The focus of my laboratory is on the complement system, natural antibodies and other innate immune molecules in autoimmunity," Fleming said. "Although beneficial during infections, these molecules can cause excessive tissue damage during trauma, ischemia/reperfusion and autoimmunity. We have examined the damaging aspects of the innate immune response in multiple models of tissue injury with an emphasis on intestinal ischemia/reperfusion. With the development of therapeutic peptides, we are focusing on the role of beta2 glycoprotein I in multiple models of tissue injury."