Ita Askonas and Her Influence in the Field of Antigen Presentation

Curr Opin Immunol. 2014 Feb;26:111-4. doi: 10.1016/j.coi.2013.11.004. Epub 2013 Dec 7.


This volume on antigen presentation is dedicated to Brigitte Askonas. We summarize here her many contributions to immunology and the impact that her career had on many of us. Critical experimental work on antigen presentation was done in her laboratory under her direction, first examining responses to protein antigens, later examining viruses as she turned her attention to the immunology of infections.

Publication types

  • Biography
  • Editorial
  • Historical Article

MeSH terms

  • Allergy and Immunology / history*
  • Animals
  • Antigen Presentation / immunology*
  • History, 20th Century
  • History, 21st Century
  • Humans
  • Immunity, Cellular*
  • Immunologic Techniques / history*

Personal name as subject

  • Brigitte Askonas