About is a blog covering molecular/cell biology and evolutionary medicine, aimed at presenting focused news, articles and tips for both professional and non-professional readers. Jordan R. Yaron received his PhD in Biological Design from the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University. His research interest lies in the role of acute inflammation in the pathogenesis of sterile disease. His dissertation research identified novel roles for potassium and calcium ion flux in regulating the inflammasome, a central driver of inflammation and immunity.

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