Immuno-paralysis following severe infections or trauma
- Research Opportunity
- PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
- Microbiology and Immunology
- Doherty Institute
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Summary In this project we will use models of infection and trauma to characterise the mechanisms that cause dendritic cell paralysis and to develop therapies to prevent immunosuppression.
Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS) is a common condition associated with severe infections and trauma. It is characterised by inflammation followed by a period of immunosuppression that can last for several weeks. Immunosuppressed patients are at risk of suffering secondary or opportunistic infections, a major cause of death in intensive care units. Impairment of dendritic cells (DC), the primary initiators of T cell immunity, plays a prominent role in this immunosuppression post-SIRS. In this project we will use models of infection and trauma to characterise the mechanisms that cause DC paralysis and to develop therapies to prevent immunosuppression.
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PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
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