"A Short History of Engineering in Immunology: From Needles, to Molecules, to Organs"
Luc Teyton, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Immunology & Microbial Science
The Scripps Research Institute
The Teyton laboratory is not focused on a particular technique or approach. To the contrary, the work is focused on obvious, important biological questions that are relevant to physiology and pathology. Any technical mean needed will be applied to answer the question. Many of the techniques have been developed in the laboratory but collaboration with experts in various fields remains the modus operandi and the key to success. With this in mind, any member of the group will be exposed to biochemistry, structural biology, biophysics, gene knockout, transgenesis, cell biology, chemistry, or any other aspect of science that may be needed to succeed in her or his project. The same approach applies within the laboratory where collaboration and sharing of techniques and reagents are highly encouraged. Writing and presentation skills are practiced and reviewed for all members of the laboratory. All projects are related to a disease area and have a pre-clinical component to them.