Scientist profiles S-Z
SSadeghi-Naini, AliSafa, BenSahgal, ArjunSaibil, FredSarfehnia, Arman
WWadey, VeronicaWalker, Sandra A.N.Warner, EllenWasserstein, DavidWells, RichardWhyne, CariWijeysundera, HarindraWilliams, JackWong, Brian M.Wong, ShunWright, FrancesWright, GrahamWunsch, Hannah
YYaffe, MartinYang, BurtonYang, VictorYee, Albert J.M.
ZZavodni, AnnaZia, Mohammad ImranZinman, LorneZúñiga-Pflücker, Juan Carlos
Dr. Juan Carlos Zúñiga-Pflücker
Zúñiga-Pflücker is a senior scientist in Biological Sciences at SRI. He studies how immune cells called T cells develop in the thymus gland. He pioneered a method for differentiating stem cells into T cells in the laboratory, a technique now used by researchers all over the world. His latest research uses cells from patients with primary immunodeficiency diseases to shed light on how mutations in a gene called RAG1 block T cell development and lead to severe immune deficiencies. Zúñiga-Pflücker was recently awarded a grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada to study how the 3-D structure of the thymus affects gene expression.