Welcome to the LymphoSite

Hi there. I’m an immunology student who is repeatedly disappointed by the amount of mis-information about the immune system on the web. I’m starting this blog not to talk about myself or any ‘deep musings’ but instead to try and to my bit to inform the general public.

I love immunology, and I love explaining concepts – especially given how often you learn new things when explaining them to others – and I love the feeling when suddenly it all makes sense, and you get that click, followed by a sudden rush of understanding and appreciation – the joy of learning.

I’m going to try and do my best to take what I’ve learned over the last three years, with the help of my text-books, some researchers, and the scientific literature, to explain to you, the reader, how the immune system works in as accessible language as possible, using examples and visual cues.

If at any point something I’ve discussed is unclear, let me know, and I’ll re-work it until it’s understandable. Immunology is relevant to all our lives, and shouldn’t just be for those who spend all day in the labs and know the jargon like it’s their native tongue. I’ll also do my best to try and explain new findings developments in immunology.

The first series of articles will be entitiled Introduction to the immune system, and will begin by detailing the basic mechanisms used by our body to recognise and combat infection, and from there will hopefully expand into such concepts in immunology as allergy, transplantation and cancers.

Enjoy, and let me know if you’re not learning.

Tom

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About kill3rtcell

I'm in my third year of a PhD studying how cells of the immune systems respond and develop to different invaders, and how they form memory. In 2011 I received first class honours in Immunology, and the year before completed a Bachelor of Science, with majors in Immunology and Microbiology, and minors in molecular biology and biochemistry. I love learning about the systems the body uses to protect us from disease, and explaining concepts. I'm hoping to share the appreciation that comes from understanding the immune system by explaining in easy, accessible language some of the basics of its function.
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2 Responses to Welcome to the LymphoSite

  1. kill3rtcell says:

    Ah! It’s Kylie! Hey! *waves*

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