Email: sjalili [at] mit . edu
Microneedles for Immunophenotyping
Immune monitoring methods are primarily performed by analysis of blood draws as the standard method for immunophenotyping. However, many important immune cell populations preferentially reside in peripheral tissues including barrier tissues such as the skin, and do not recirculate in the blood. My research focuses on designing microneedle skin patches to elucidate tissue-resident immune responses to infectious diseases in a quantitative, minimally-invasive, cost-effective manner.