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TARC Faculty

Gary Meadows

College of Pharmacy (Pullman) – Departmental Page
Meadows, Gary

Alcohol Addiction

Our laboratory studies the factors of cellular immune responses that are impacted by chronic alcohol consumption and the role of these factors and immune cells in control of cancer metastasis and survival. We are particularly interested in the immune modulatory effects of natural killer T cells, myeloid-derived suppressor cells in regulation of CD8 T cell activity. We are also interested in developing therapeutic approaches to mitigate the negative effects of alcohol on antitumor immune responses. Another interest is how chronic alcohol consumption alters the normal patterns of immune cell recruitment and distribution to various organs and to tumor cells.