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What Goes Into Studying The ‘Bugs’ In Our Immune Systems? One MSU Researcher Explains

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Our own immune systems do so much for us.   And yet, we don’t  fully understand how they go about their jobs. To get to the root of the matter takes many years of study, combining cellular biology, clinical work with patients, and animal studies of disease models.   Christopher Lupfer is one of the scientists engaged in teasing out the details and works in the Department of Biology at Missouri State University.  He stops by STEM Spots to talk about the bugs inside us and the machinery that combats them.

Dr. David Cornelison has been working as an educator and scientist in Arizona and Missouri universities for the last 32 years. From 2010-2018, he was the head of the Department of Physics, Astronomy and Materials Science at Missouri State University. His research interests lie at the intersection of experimental condensed-matter physics and astrophysics, while his educational efforts have focused on outreach to the K-12 school system. Most of all, he believes in curiosity-driven learning in the sciences and all other fields.