About Author: Bittoo

Doctor Bittoo Kanwar is an Assistant Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at UCSF. His research interests revolve around the mucosal immune response in the gastrointestinal tract. In particular, he investigates the role of the adaptive immune system in such systemic diseases such as HIV infection and inflammatory bowel disease. The ultimate goal of his research is to better define how our mucosal immune system interacts with both commensal bacteria and foreign pathogens while maintaining tolerance against self antigens.

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