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

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Featured Papers | 1/27/2021

Gut CD4+ T cell phenotypes are a continuum molded by microbes, not by TH archetypes

Is it time to reconsider T cell subsets? Different microbes promoted unique T cell effector types on a continuum in this work at Nature.
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Featured Papers | 1/25/2021

The hygiene hypothesis, the COVID pandemic, and consequences for the human microbiome

The COVID19 pandemic may effect the human microbiome - in both infected and uninfected populations. Read more at PNAS for perspective on the long-term ramifications of" physical separation, extensi...
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Featured Papers | 1/22/2021

Aberrant type 1 immunity drives susceptibility to mucosal fungal infections

In this month's issue of Science, Break et al. report that oral susceptibility of Aire-deficient mice to C. albicans is not due to aberrant type 17 responses. Rather, the overproduction of interfer...
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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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