“Structural and Mechanistic Immunology” Featuring Dr. Hao Wu

On this episode of the Immunology Podcast, Dr. Hao Wu from Harvard Medical School talks about cryo-electron microscopy to study supramolecular complexes in innate immunity.

Dr. Hao Wu is the Asa and Patricia Springer Professor of Structural Biology at Harvard Medical School. Her lab focuses on the molecular and cellular mechanisms that govern the assembly, regulation, and therapeutic intervention of supramolecular complexes in innate immunity. She talks about cryo-electron microscopy and how her team used it to study the structures of the NLRP3 inflammasome disc, the B cell antigen receptor, and the Gasdermin D pore. She also discusses the role of AlphaFold in structural biology research.

Structure dictates function, and in this episode, we have a masterclass on this lesson with Dr. Hao Wu, who is a pioneer in immunological structural biology.

Dr. Jason Goldsmith, co-host

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Publish Date: August 24, 2023