Our Research Team
Improving health in aging individuals
The Senescence, Aging and Infection and Immunity Laboratory (SAIL) is focused on improving health in aging individuals. We are using a bedside to bench approach where clinical studies help answer basic science questions about the immune system.
In particular, our research is aimed at investigating links between immune aging and chronic viral infections. Our goal is to improve health in aging individuals by discovering targets that can enhance immunity.
SAIL is driven by an enthusiastic research team led by Dr. Lisa Barrett. SAIL brings together clinical and basic science expertise to facilitate a comprehensive human immunology program. Our program is focused on understanding the mechanisms of immunologic aging that lead to poor clinical outcomes in chronic viral infection and the elderly.