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Society for Mucosal Immunology


Advancing research, education, and collaboration in the field of mucosal immunology since 1987

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News & Newsletters | 12/10/2020

Member Spotlight - Q4 2020

Research from the lab of SMI Member Dr. Theresa Alenghat was published this quarter in Nature. Dr. Alenghat has pioneered studies revealing that epigenetics enables epithelial cells to sense commen...
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Featured Papers | 11/4/2020

Neutrophilic inflammation in the respiratory mucosa predisposes to RSV infection

Even with intimate exposure to a virus, some people fail to become infected. Variable transmission partly depends on the dose and duration of exposure but is also governed by the immune status of t...
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Featured Papers | 10/23/2020

Enteroviral 3C protease activates the human NLRP1 inflammasome in airway epithelia

Immune sensor proteins are critical to the function of the human innate immune system. The full repertoire of cognate triggers for human immune sensors is not fully understood. Here, Robinson, Zhon...
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Why Join SMI?


Your SMI membership allows you to join a preeminent community of scientists and clinicians working together to advance the field of mucosal immunology and improve health worldwide. But it also comes with a host of benefits, such as:

  • Discounted event and conference registration
  • Exclusive networking, leadership, and training opportunities
  • Free job postings in the SMI career center Access to Mucosal Immunology, the premier journal in the field
  • Reduced page and color fees for papers submitted to Mucosal Immunology
  • Access to the SMI membership directory for connecting with colleagues
  • 20% off Principles of Mucosal Immunology, the official SMI textbook

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