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Parasitology Seminar Series - Keke Fairfax, PhD

  • Dates: 02 – 02 Nov, 2020
  • <strong>Contact:</strong> Susan Waddington-Pilder
  • <strong>Email:</strong> <a href='mailto: waddingt@vet.upenn.edu'> waddingt@vet.upenn.edu</a>

Parasitology Seminar Series

Title: “Unwinding the role of helminth antigens in reprogramming host immunity"

Speaker: Keke Fairfax, PhD
Assistant Professor, Dept of Pathology
Division of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Utah

Date: Monday, November 2, 2020
Time: 12 - 1 pm

Zoom:

Research Statement

IL-4 and immuno-modulation are hallmarks of parasitic infections, my laboratory broadly focuses on using the helminth parasite Schistosoma mansoni as a tool to understand both, the consequences of IL-4 induced immuno-modulation, and the complex interplay between B, T and stromal cells necessary to develop an optimal T and B cell memory response Under this umbrella we currently have three main projects: 1) Understanding the immunological implications of maternal schistosomiasis; 2) Dissecting the role of IL-4 in shaping the cellular environment of peripheral lymph nodes during homeostasis and antigenic challenge; 3) Delineating the mechanistic role of hepatic macrophages in helminth-induced protection from metabolic diseases.

Questions: Please contact Sue Waddington-Pilder (waddingt@vet.upenn.edu).

Parasitology Seminar Series - Keke Fairfax, PhD

  • Dates: 02 – 02 Nov, 2020
  • <strong>Contact:</strong> Susan Waddington-Pilder
  • <strong>Email:</strong> <a href='mailto: waddingt@vet.upenn.edu'> waddingt@vet.upenn.edu</a>

Parasitology Seminar Series

Title: “Unwinding the role of helminth antigens in reprogramming host immunity"

Speaker: Keke Fairfax, PhD
Assistant Professor, Dept of Pathology
Division of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Utah

Date: Monday, November 2, 2020
Time: 12 - 1 pm

Zoom:

Research Statement

IL-4 and immuno-modulation are hallmarks of parasitic infections, my laboratory broadly focuses on using the helminth parasite Schistosoma mansoni as a tool to understand both, the consequences of IL-4 induced immuno-modulation, and the complex interplay between B, T and stromal cells necessary to develop an optimal T and B cell memory response Under this umbrella we currently have three main projects: 1) Understanding the immunological implications of maternal schistosomiasis; 2) Dissecting the role of IL-4 in shaping the cellular environment of peripheral lymph nodes during homeostasis and antigenic challenge; 3) Delineating the mechanistic role of hepatic macrophages in helminth-induced protection from metabolic diseases.

Questions: Please contact Sue Waddington-Pilder (waddingt@vet.upenn.edu).

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