Molecular immunology and autoimmunity

Project Details

Autoimmune diseases occur when the immune system turns against the body's own tissues, resulting in immune-mediated destruction. We aim to understand the development of autoimmune diseases and the basis for the loss of immunological tolerance to self-antigens. A major focus is to understand the role of regulatory T cells in protection from autoimmune disease, with the ultimate goal of discovering ways to treat autoimmune  disorders.

Research Group

Gleeson laboratory: Membrane trafficking and protein sorting in health and disease and development of new therapeutics

Faculty Research Themes

Infection and Immunology

School Research Themes

Infection & Immunity, Molecular Mechanisms of Disease

Key Contact

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Department / Centre

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology