Understanding the interaction between microbiota and T cell immunity

Project Details

Development of autoimmune diseases has been linked to disturbances in the microbes that normally colonize our body surfaces. However, precisely how these microorganisms and the resulting stimulation of the immune system impact on T cells still remains elusive. Building on extensive preliminary data available in the lab, this project investigates how the microbiota influences particular cytokine responses that are highly relevant to our understanding of T cell-mediated autoimmune disease, such as type I diabetes.

Research Group

Bedoui laboratory: Innate and adaptive interactions in immunity to infection

Faculty Research Themes

Infection and Immunology

School Research Themes

Infection & Immunity, Molecular Mechanisms of Disease

Key Contact

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Department / Centre

Microbiology and Immunology