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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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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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News & Newsletters | 10/7/2020

Nobel Chemistry Prize Awarded for CRISPR ‘Genetic Scissors’

Congratulations to Drs. Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna on receiving the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their groundbreaking research on CRISPR!
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Featured Papers | 10/5/2020

Maternal Fecal Microbiota Transplantation in Cesarean-Born Infants Rapidly Restores Normal Gut Microbial Development: A Proof-of-Concept Study

Infants born by vaginal delivery are colonized with maternal fecal microbes. Cesarean section (CS) birth disturbs mother-to-neonate transmission. In this study (NCT03568734), we evaluated whether d...
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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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