Dr Jennifer Regan

Lecturer in Immunology

  • Institute of Immunology and Infection

Contact details

Address

Street

Institute of Immunology & Infection Research
Ashworth Laboratories Room 1.11
Charlotte Auerbach Road

City
Edinburgh
Post code
EH9 3FL

Background

2017    Visiting Postdoctoral Scientist, Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Cologne, Germany

2012    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute for Healthy Ageing, University College London, UK

2008    EMBO Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Lisbon, Portugal

2002    PhD in Developmental Neurobiology, University College London, UK

Qualifications

2008 PhD Developmental Neurobiology, University College London

 

Research summary

Women have stronger immune responses than do men to most infections, but suffer from greater levels of autoimmunity, and this sex difference is apparent throughout the animal kingdom. We use live imaging and the elegant genetics possible in Drosophila to understand how dynamic behaviors of immune cells differ between sexes, and how these affect the response to infection, inflammation, ageing and survival.

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