Programming gamma delta T cells for HIV immunotherapy
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- Masters by Research, Honours students
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- Microbiology and Immunology
- Doherty Institute
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Summary This project will focus on identifying methods to expand gamma delta T cell populations that can kill HIV-infected T cells in vitro.
Gamma delta T cells are an unconventional T cell subset with cytotoxic activity. These cells are currently being tested in human clinical trials for their ability to kill cancer cells, but less is known about their utility in treating infectious diseases. Preliminary studies from our lab have identified gamma delta T cell subsets with different cytotoxic potential. This project will focus on identifying methods to expand gamma delta T cell populations that can kill HIV-infected T cells in vitro.
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