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Research Projects

The following is a list of current research projects led by the Department of Immunology.

  • Yasmeen Giuma Ghnewa/Derek Doherty

The influence of invariant natural killer T cells in the function B cells in health and in patients with B cell chronic lymphocytic leukaemia

  • Andrea Petrasca/Derek Doherty

The influence of Vγ9Vδ2 T cells on antigen presentation and antibody production

  • Serena Arduini/Conleth Feighery/Derek Doherty

The influence of invariant natural killer T cells and mucosal-associated invariant T cells on B cell maturation in patients with common variable immunodeficiency

  • Eilis Dockry/Derek Doherty/Steven Gray

Translational approaches to enhance Human γδ T lymphocytes targeting of non-small-cell lung cancer

  • Tanya Coulter/Conleth Feigherty/Derek Doherty

The genetic and immunological bases of antibody deficiency in children

  • Ashanty Melo/Derek Doherty/Joanne Lysaght

The role and treatment potential of natural killer T cells in patients with upper gastrointestinal cancer

  • Shanti Mahabir/Jean Dunne/Niall Conlon/Derek Doherty

T cell abnormalities as prognostic biomarkers and therapeutic targets for patients with selective IgA deficiency and common variable immunodeficiency

  • Simone Scollard/Conleth Feighery/Jacinta Kelly

The immunological basis of granulomatosus with polyangiitias

  • Judy Orikiiriza/Derek Doherty/Martina Hennessy

The influence of nutritional status on clinical, immunological and pharmacological outcomes of antiretroviral therapy for children in Uganda. Further inforamtion on this project is available here.

  • Bernard Kikaire/Derek Doherty/Martina Hennessy

The influence of nutritional status on clinical, immunological and pharmacological outcomes of antiretroviral therapy for children in Uganda. More information on this project is available here.

  • Ross Comerford/Derek Doherty/Thomas Rogers

The role of γδ T cells in immunity against Candida and Aspergillus

  • Grace Lavelle/Derek Doherty/John Gormley

The effect of an exercise intervention on immune status in sedentary individuals

  • In collaboration with Dr. Andrew Hogan and Professor Donal O’Shea (University College Dublin)

Innate T cells in adipose tissue and their roles in obesity

  • In collaboration with Dr. Thomas Ryan and Professor Ross McManus (Trinity College Dublin)

Genetic and immunological markers of infection and sepsis

  • In collaboration with Professor Colm Bergin, Dr. Clair Gardiner and Ciaran Bannon (Trinity College Dublin)

Evaluation of a novel hepatitis C vaccine in patients with HIV infection


Last updated 21 September 2016 Immunology (Email).