Ayano Kohlgruber wins poster prize at CD1-MR1 international conference Napa 2017

Congratulations to Ayano Kohlgruber on her prize-winning poster ‘Gamma-delta T cells producing IL-17A regulate adipose Treg Homeostasis and thermogenesis‘.

Immunity publication, commentary by Emilie Narni-Mancinelli and Eric Vivier

Innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) residing in adipose tissue participate in the pathogenesis of obesity, but their contribution toward adipose tissue homeostasis in the lean state is unclear. Boulenouar et al. (2017) now report that heterogenous type 1 ILCs in adipose tissues regulate macrophage homeostasis through cytotoxicity.

Ireland’s 40 under 40 you should know

From business to politics and sport to science, they’re the next generation talents putting Ireland on the map. Andrea smith rounds up 40 Irish people under 40, whose names you’ll want to drop.


Dr. Lydia Lynch selected for Women on Walls

There’s a severe dearth of women in portaits on Irish walls, and the Royal Irish Academy is doing its bit to redress the balance.


Irish Women of the World: Health adviser Liz Shanahan and other science success stories

At the coalface of groundbreaking scientific and health research all over the world are these eight pioneering women…


Lynch Honored with Junior Faculty Career Development Award

Lydia Lynch, PhD, of the Division of Endocrinology, was recently awarded a Junior Faculty Career Development Award from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for her work investigating the positive role of iNKT cells in diabetes and obesity.

The Junior Faculty Career Development Award is given to new principal investigators working in the field of diabetes and provides scientists with $550,000 in funding over four years to continue their work researching the disease.


Beefing up a protective cell to tackle diabetes and obesity

Prof Lydia Lynch has secured ERC funding to look at how immune cells can tackle obesity and diabetes.

Harvard Gazette

Study finds that natural killer T-cells in fat tissue guard against obesity

Researchers at Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have found that a type of immune system cell once thought rare in humans is actually plentiful in fat cells and protects against obesity and the metabolic syndrome that leads to diabetes.