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ESP Biography



CARLOS MEDINA, Stanford graduate student studying Immunology




Major: Immunology

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2020

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Carlos Medina is a PhD Candidate in the Immunology Program at Stanford University. His research focuses on allergic airway inflammation and asthma. His work utilizes extracellular matrix components to enhance the effects of anti-inflammatory cytokines, such as interleukin-10, and promote tissue-resident memory regulatory T cells. At Stanford, he has served as a core member of the Diversity Advocacy Committee, social chair and recruitment chair of the Immunology program, and financial officer, vice president, and current president of the Biomedical Association for the Interest of Minority Students (BioAIMS). He is a New York City native and holds a BS in biology from Tufts University.



Past Classes

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B6928: Immunology of Allergies in Splash Spring 2019 (May. 04 - 05, 2019)
Have you ever considered the immunology behind allergies? Have you questioned why some people have many allergies and other people have none? Do you wonder why some foods, like nuts, are more likely to cause allergies than others? In this course we will first cover the immune cells that protect us in our daily lives and discover how these same cells can cause allergies. We will discuss different types of allergies and why some people are more likely to get allergies than others. We will also dive into food allergies and discuss why some foods are more likely to cause allergies than others. Finally, we will learn about current immunological therapies to treat common allergies.