Investigating CD4+ T helper cell differentiation during blood-stage Plasmodium infection [ 2012 - 2015 ]

Also known as: Understanding the host immune response to blood-stage malaria

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Researchers: A/Pr Ashraful Haque (Principal investigator)

Brief description Some infections tend to afflict us only once, e.g. chickenpox, because our bodies develop immunity to these microbes relatively easily. In contrast, it takes many infections to develop immunity to the malaria parasite, because our immune systems seem to respond inefficiently to it. My work will improve our understanding of how the immune system is poorly activated during malaria, and may provide new ideas for boosting the immune system in response to malaria or indeed other infections.

Funding Amount $AUD 408,388.01

Funding Scheme Career Development Fellowships

Notes RD Wright Biomedical CDF

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