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Alix Berglund, DVM, PhD

Research Scholar

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Dr. Berglund received her BS in Zoology in 2010 and her DVM in 2014 both from Washington State University. She then completed her PhD in Comparative Biomedical Sciences at NC State in 2018 under the mentorship of Dr. Lauren Schnabel. Her PhD work was funded by a Morris Animal Foundation Fellowship and her postdoctoral work by an American Association of Immunologists Careers in Immunology Fellowship. Her current research on the immunogenicity of allogeneic mesenchymal stem cells is funded by her NIH K01 grant. Additional research interests include regulation of MHC expression and development of the horse as a large animal translational model for immunology research.


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American Association of Immunologists
Comparative Medicine Institute
American Association of Immunologists, Comparative Medicine Institute
Immunology, Regenerative Medicine
Dr. Berglund’s research interests are in the use of mesenchymal stem cells for the treatment of inflammatory and immune-mediated diseases. I am currently focused on reducing the immunogenicity of donor mesenchymal stem cells to develop more efficient and efficacious regenerative therapies. I am also interested in the regulation of MHC expression by TGF-β and how this mechanism protects tissues from damage by immune responses. Additional interests include developing the horse as a large animal translational model for immunology research.