Nalvaravu (Welcome) to the alphonse lab!

Our lab focuses on understanding the innate and adaptive immune responses in skin infections and diseases. We study inflammasome biology, caspase signaling, and immune metabolism in inflammatory skin diseases, including S. aureus skin infections, atopic dermatitis, and psoriasis.

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Our Goal

“To understand the immune responses in skin diseases and to develop biomarkers and potential therapeutic targets.”

We believe in!

The Pursuit of knowledge

We at the Alphonse Lab strongly believe in the philosophy of lifelong learning. We are here for the joy of scientific discovery and the betterment of humanity.

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“PREP-TO Qualify” – Tips for Qualification/ Re-class examination

Qualification exam is a journey, a passage that we take in the process of getting a PhD. As we prepare to take this exam, the preparation itself becomes a journey and the exam is an experience that aims to mold us as “independent researchers”. “The more we are prepared for this journey the better and richer our experience”.

Germ-line: “To edit or not?”

“Knowledge without wisdom is like an unsaddled horse” – Zen Master Since the 1970s, the saga of “rDNA technology” has been a steady narrative. In this 40 years of development and evolution, gene editing techniques have become more and more easier and accessible. CRISPR-Cas9 system testifies to this fact. And time after time, every turn … Continue reading Germ-line: “To edit or not?”

Integrative learning at the lab bench: An approach with Fink’s taxonomy of significant learning

Prologue It was supposed to be that moment of Zen. It usually is never a problem for Ma. But today was different! With his eyes closed and legs crossed, he started to wander in his thoughts. “Why is this difficult? I am following what I am used to everyday! ”Why is my meditation not fruitful?” … Continue reading Integrative learning at the lab bench: An approach with Fink’s taxonomy of significant learning

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