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Host Pathogen Interactions

Dr Rachel McLoughlin, PhD

Professor in Immunology

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Our research centers on understanding the interaction of bacteria and the molecules they express, with the host's immune system. The complexity of these interactions is such that bacteria can promote pro- and anti-inflammatory immune responses in addition to evading the immune responses elicited to eradicate them. Our primary interest is the immune response elicited by the gram-positive bacterium Staphylococcus aureus.

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