Adam S Buntzman

Research Interests

Our research group studies the interface between the immune system and the world around us, on us, or within us. My work seeks to study the complex molecular language that our immune system uses to sense the world. The immune system recognizes microbes (pathogens & commensals), allergens, mutated genes in cancerous cells (neo-antigens), transplanted tissues (allo-antigens), and sometimes accidentally recognizes and responds to our own bodies in the setting of autoimmune disease. The goal of my group is to use genetic and computational tools to discover the rules for this recognition process.