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

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News & Newsletters | 5/27/2021

Benjamin Marsland, PhD, Named Editor-in-Chief of Mucosal Immunology

The Society for Mucosal Immunology (SMI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Benjamin Marsland as the new Editor-in-Chief of Mucosal Immunology, succeeding Dr. Brian Kelsall who has stepp...
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News & Newsletters | 5/18/2021

Food colorants metabolized by commensal bacteria promote colitis in mice with dysregulated expression of interleukin-23

Researchers at Mt. Sinai show artificial coloring dyes in food can be metabolized by the microbiota and promote inflammation in an animal model of colitis. 
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Featured Papers | 4/6/2021

Clonal expansion and activation of tissue-resident memory-like TH17 cells expressing GM-CSF in the lungs of patients with severe COVID-19

Single cell profiling of bronchoalveolar lavage samples from #COVID19 patients identifies TRM populations expressing IL-17 and GM-CSF that are associated with disease severity
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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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