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The research team led by Louise C. Showe, Ph.D., is using functional genomics approaches to understand a number of diseases and conditions in which changes in the activity of multiple genes are involved. Her primary interests have focused on lung cancer and cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) Additional ongoing collaborative studies include multiple sclerosis, and HIV with a common theme being how the disease affects, and is effected by the immune system. The ultimate aims are to understand disease development and progression as a function of interactions with the immune system.
The microscope in the image belonged to William E. Horner, M.D., a collaborator with Caspar Wistar, M.D., in the early 1800s.
Dr. Horner, a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania, was a pioneer of the use of microscopes in anatomical and medical research. He authored Special Anatomy and Histology, a seminal text on the subject.