Welcome to our list of WIT mentors.  The mentors are shown by TTS region (i.e., Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Africa, North America and finally Oceania).


We suggest that you read the biographies of any of the mentors you are interested in (click on the bio tab next to their picture and you will be taken to their information) and when you are ready to select your mentors, return to your mentee application form (go to the Mentoring Scheme menu and choose 'become a mentee') and choose your mentors from the drop down boxes in the form.


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Elaine F. Reed, Ph.D. Dr. Elaine F. Reed is Professor of Pathology at the University of California, Los Angeles and Director of the UCLA Immunogenetics Center. She directs the research and clinical activities of the UCLA Immunogenetics Center and serves as Vice Chair of Research Services for the Department of Pathology. Dr. Reed’s research interests over the last 20 years have focused on mechanisms of antibody-mediated acute and chronic allograft rejection. Her recent research studies demonstrated that anti-HLA antibodies can contribute to the development of chronic rejection by triggering intracellular signaling cascades that culminate in endothelial cell and smooth muscle cell survival and proliferation. Her work has delineated the signaling pathways leading to cell proliferation and cell survival, providing the opportunity for the development of therapeutic strategies. Dr. Reed is an active member of the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics, American Association of Immunologists, American Society of Transplantation, Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies, International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, and The Transplantation Society. She serves on the editorial boards of Human Immunology and Transplant Immunology.