Introduction

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Basic research in the Knapp Center for Lupus and Immunology Research focuses on innate and adaptive immunity with a special emphasis on T and B cells which are responsible for autoimmunity. Areas covered by the basic scientists in the Center include the study of how T and B cells are generated (Lymphopoiesis), how the body ensures that these cells do not react against self antigens (Tolerance), and how environmental signals can prevent or abrogate this tolerance (Autoimmunity). The research laboratories in the Center are involved in an extensive network of collaborations with other scientists at the University of Chicago, and are core participants in the activities of the Committee on Immunology.