Jide Tian

Jide Tian

Adjunct Professor, Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, University of California Los Angeles


10833 Le Conte Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Research Interests

My research focuses on the molecular mechanism(s), which establish peripheral T cell tolerance, the interaction between T cell and antigen presenting cells, and neuroimmune regulation. Using autoimmune disease murine models, my current investigations are 1) to characterize autoimmune processes; 2) to determine the impact of modulation of antigen presenting cells on T cell immunity; and 3) to develop antigen based immunotherapies to re-establish self tolerance. An additional area of my research is to characterize lymphocytic GABA receptors and the potential immuno-regulatory function of GABA.

These studies will aid future endeavors to design immunotherapies for autoimmune diseases and prevent immuno-rejection of transplanted grafts.