Dr. Shailesh Shahi wins an American Association of Immunologists Travel Award

April 3, 2017

Dr. Shailesh Shahi

Dr. Shailesh Shahi has been awarded an American Association of Immunologists (AAI) Trainee Travel Award to present his research findings at the 2017 annual AAI meeting in Washington D.C. Dr. Shahi is a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the laboratory of Dr. Ashutosh Mangalam, and is working on a research project to decipher the role of gut microbiota in an animal model of multiple sclerosis. His work provides evidence that the human commensal Prevotella histicola can suppress disease in the mouse model by regulating systemic immune responses. These findings underscore the importance of gut microbiota in immune system homeostasis and offer potential treatment options for patients with autoimmune disease.