B lymphocytes represent the white blood cells that produce antibodies and that play an important role in immune responses against foreign antigens (e.g. bacteria). In rare instances, B lymphocytes may undergo malignant transformation and become tumour cells. Such tumours are called B cell lymphomas or leukemias:
- Investigation of B cell development and differentiation in the human,
- Biology of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection of B cells and EBV-associated diseases,
- Pathogenesis of human B cell lymphomas, in particular Hodgkin's lymphoma.