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what does a killer B cell mean to you?

For anybody who isn't an immunologist...and even some who are...the concept of a killer B cell is pretty unusual. Below we invite your are artful renditions of what a killer B cell might be...

This drawing was submitted by someone very special to a member of our lab. Nice drawing Jan!

This drawing was submitted by someone very special to a member of our lab. Nice drawing Jan!


killer B's throughout history

Anyone as old as Dr. Lundy may remember this classic skit from the first season of Saturday Night Live. From left to right is: Garrett Morris, Elliot Gould, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Chevy Chase, Unrecognizable Guitarist (Help me out here...), and wait...could that possibly be George Harrison playing the guitar in the background...no...just looks a lot like him?

B. Brian Blair and Jumpin' Jim Brunzell were the tag team wrestling duo called the Killer Bees in the World Wrestling Federation from 1985-1988. Thanks for the thumbs up fellas!

In the late 1970's and early 80's, the Miami Dolphins football team compiled one of the all-time greatest defenses in NFL history. The team was anchored by seven players (shown above) whose last names began with the letter B, and therefore, they came to be known as the Killer B Defense. If I was a rouge T helper lymphocyte (or a running back), I would not want to meet up with these guys.

Not to be outdone...the 2017 Pittsburgh Steelers had their own version of the Killer B's, but this time it was four outstanding offensive players that helped to get them to the AFC Championship game. They obviously learned an important thing from their Miami Dolphin predecessors...keep your helmets on for the photos so you don't have to explain any fad haircuts. 


not every killer lymphocyte has a cult horror film following

Take that cytotoxic T lymphocytes and natural killer cells!!

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…and no one ever heard of Shaq sponsoring a movie about regulatory T cells…