Understanding immunity and host-pathogen interactions to aid vaccination and genetic control strategies.
Understanding innate and adaptive immune responses to pathogens is central to developing better knowledge-driven strategies for disease control.
Our experiments investigating innate immune responses are aimed at understanding why individuals respond differently to infection with the same pathogen; information that can be applied via genetic engineering or selective breeding approaches to improve animal disease resilience.
Our investigation of adaptive immune responses will allow us to design new and improved vaccines for diseases that have been difficult to control by other strategies.
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