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The best defence is a good understanding: improving immune responses in chronic viral infection

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posted on 25.08.2021, 23:07 by Lucy CooperLucy Cooper

Pathogens that cause chronic infection are able to disrupt the immune response such that the immune system is unable to clear the infection or form effective immune memory. Effective immune memory provides long-lasting protection against repeated pathogen exposure and is a hallmark of highly successful vaccines. The goal of my research is to identify the molecular mechanisms mediating memory B cell formation and reveal how effective B cell-mediated immunity is subverted during chronic viral infection.

History

Year

2021

Institution

Monash University

Faculty

Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Student type

PhD

ORCID

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7153-5358