UVA Team Wins $3.4 Million NIH Grant to Develop Mini-Lymph Node Model

Luckey Pomapano and Munaon

The lymph node is a small, bean-shaped gland that raises our immune response when exposed to pathogens that can sicken us. We have hundreds of them, located at different sites around the body – under the chin, in the neck, in the armpits and groin. They filter out inflammatory substances and release white blood cells, helping us fight infections and also cancers.