The Blackman Laboratory studies cellular immunity to viral infections, with a focus on vaccine development.
Dr. Blackman is studying the impact of aging on cellular immune function, with a goal of developing more efficacious vaccines for the elderly, specifically vaccine strategies that will protect against emerging, potentially pandemic, strains of influenza virus. She also studies cellular immunity to gammaherpesviruses, which establish lifelong persistent infections associated with the development of cancers in immunocompromised individuals.
Dr. Blackman earned her Ph.D. in Immunology from the University of California, Berkeley. She was a postdoctoral fellow with Philippa Marrack at the National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine in Denver, CO, before establishing her independent research program in the Immunology Department at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN.
Dr. Blackman joined the Trudeau Institute in 1999.
To contact Dr. Blackman email: email@example.com