Immunology & Inflammation

Understanding the immune system to maintain health

We focus on understanding the basic biological principles of the immune system that protects our body against infections, environmental hazards and internal challenges, and how this system is impaired by disease. We research a range of immune and inflammatory disorders, including sepsis, allergy and hypersensitivity, kidney injury, cancer, immune deficiency, HIV infection and conditions affecting maternal, fetal and neonatal health. Our ultimate goal is to develop improved treatments and discover cures for these life-threatening conditions.