Welcome to the Bluestone lab!
Photo: Bluestone lab photo from the "Annual Bluelab Ball." More info here.
Research in our laboratory concerns the fundamental events that regulate T-cell activation and function. Our efforts are largely focused on understanding how and why normal immune tolerance breaks down during autoimmune disease. We hope that the insights gained from these studies will help in the development of new drugs that can "turn off" select parts of the immune system to treat autoimmune diseases while leaving the protective capabilities of the immune system intact.