Dr. Timothy Hand: The Role of Breast Milk Antibodies in Shaping Infant Immunity

Dr. Timothy Hand, Ph.D., Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Mellon Institute, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh discusses new research on the influence of breast milk antibodies in shaping infant immunity, particularly regarding necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC).

Dr. Timothy Hand, PhD is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Immunology at the University of Pittsburgh, where he also serves as the Director of the Gnotobiotic Animal core facility. His laboratory, the Immunity to Bacterial Colonization Lab, is located within the R.K. Mellon Institute for Pediatric Research at the UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. His research analyzes the interaction between the host immune system and the intestinal microbiota. He received his Bachelor of Science in Immunology at the University of Toronto and his Doctor of Philosophy in Immunobiology at Yale University.

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