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Mandy L. Ford, PhD

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Associate Professor
Department of Surgery
Emory University School of Medicine

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Biography

Dr. Ford received her PhD in immunology and molecular pathogenesis at Emory and did her postdoctoral fellowship at the Emory Transplant Center. In Emory's Transplant Immunology Lab, she is studying the fundamental mechanisms involved in the T cell response to transplant tissues, specifically the role of costimulatory pathways in T cell activation, and the processes and interactions involved in immunologic tolerance to self and transplanted tissues.

Education
BS, Magna Cum Laude with Honors in Genetics, University of Georgia, 1999

PhD, Immunology and Molecular Pathogenesis, Emory University, 2004

Postdoctoral Fellow, Emory Transplant Center, 2004-2007

Honors and Fellowships
Emory University Surgery Research Symposium Award, 2007

American Society of Transplantation Young Investigator Award, 2007

Emory University Surgery Research Symposium Award, 2005

American Society of Transplantation Research Grant, 2005-2007

National Kidney Foundation Basic Research Fellowship, 2005

NIH National Research Service Award, 2004-2007

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2000-2003

Howard Hughes Undergraduate Research Training, 1998

Charter Merit Scholarship, University of Georgia, 1996-1999

Current Organizational Memberships
American Society of Transplantation

American Association of Immunologists

Research

Research Focus
The fundamental mechanisms involved in the T cell response to transplant tissues, specifically the role of costimulatory pathways in T cell activation

The processes and interactions involved in immunologic tolerance to self and transplanted tissues
 

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