The Magazine for the University of Toronto Department of Immunology
Author: Eric Gracey
Eric is a PhD student with the Department of Immunology at the University of Toronto. He did his undergraduate degree at the University of Auckland, New Zealand where he investigated the effects of diet on gout. He currently studies the role of the immune system in arthritis, specifically an arthritis of the spine called ankylosing spondylitis. When not in the lab, Eric likes to run and has taken up backcountry canoeing.
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Comments and suggestions from our alumni The comments and suggestions that appear below are responses obtained from the Department of Immunology Graduate Alumni Survey conducted in 2013 and published in...
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