Professor Carola Vinuesa

Professor Carola Vinuesa


Senior Group Leader
The Francis Crick Institute
Elected in 2020
Citation on election

Professor Carola Vinuesa’s research has contributed to understanding the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases. She defined the nature of T cell help for B-cells, establishing that follicular helper T (TFH) cells, rather than TH2-cells, are required for antibody production. She also discovered that TFH dysregulation causes autoimmunity, and that TFH cell function is modulated by a unique subset of regulatory T-cells: TFR cells. More recently she uncovered an important role for rare coding gene variants in human systemic autoimmunity.

Professor Vinuesa’s TFH/TFR discoveries are being translated into improving vaccination, eliminating HIV reservoirs, preventing transplant rejection, and treating autoimmunity, immunodeficiency, cancer and allergies.

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