Immune Cells "Eat" Vaccine-Carrying Particles


Submitted by Adrienne Victoria Li in the Irvine Laboratory at the Koch Institute


Adrienne Victoria Li
Irvine Laboratory, Koch Institute
Confocal Micrograph

"We took this image to examine the successful delivery of our particle vaccine system into antigen-presenting cells.  Delivery of particle vaccine into antigen-presenting cells is the first step for stimulating an immune response. Antigen-presenting cells process and present the vaccine to other cells in the immune system so they can recognize the vaccine and fight against the target pathogen."